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Doctors save man pierced in a freak accident by 5-feet long rod through the neck

    Sagaya Fernando Mumbai: 6 November 22   A team of doctors at Apollo Multispecialty hospital in Triuchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, saved the life of a 33-years-old man whose neck was pierced through by a feet long iron rod.   Karthikeyan, a resident of Ariyamangalam in the city, was watering the concrete slabs on the first floor of his under-construction house when he accidentally slipped and fell 15 to 20 feet down, on October 15. As he fell, a 5 feet long iron rod with serrated edges pierced through his neck and came out from the back.   “Within fifteen minutes of the mishap, his relatives rushed him to our hospital which is in close vicinity,” informed Apollo Multispecialty Hospital, Triuchirappalli, Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon Dr Mohamed Mansoor, who led the operating team.   “On evaluation in emergency, it was seen that he had a 5 feet long iron rod penetrating into the anterior aspect of neck and exiting the posterior aspect of neck.

Doctors remove a whopping 2350 stones from woman’s abdomen in India.

Doctors remove a whopping 2350 stones from woman’s abdomen in India.





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Story by Sagaya Fernando
Mumbai: March 28, 2018


A team of doctors led by Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Bimal C Shah at Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mira Road, a suburb of Mumbai in India, removed a whopping 2,350 stones from a 50-year-old woman’s abdomen.

For more than one and a half years, the patient a resident of Mumbai had been in the know about the presence of stones in her gallbladder after a check-up with local doctors for severe pain in her abdomen in November 2016. However, she did not act on the doctor’s advice for a surgery and looked for alternate methods. But, when the pain persisted and became intolerable in the last few months, she approached Dr. Shah.

“She was admitted earlier this month, and an ultrasound confirmed what was found in the earlier investigations,” said Dr. Shah.

The surgery was conducted in mid-March.

“Gallstones, measuring up to 10 to 12 millimeters were removed through surgery which lasted about 30 minutes,” said he.

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in the gallbladder which holds a digestive fluid called bile that's released into the small intestine. The deposits may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallstones can cause severe stomach pain, vomiting, jaundice and various other complications, which if delayed, can even prove fatal.

The patient said she did not know she had more than 2,000 stones in the gallbladder.

“I was diagnosed at a Mumbai hospital more than a year ago. People told us it was common and suggested other methods of treatment. For over a year I avoided surgery by using over-the-counter products and ayurvedic treatment,” said the patient.

“The patient is fine after the surgery and is recovering well,” said Dr. Shah.

As per the Guinness World Records, the most number of gallstones numbering 23,530 were removed from an 85-year-old woman at Worthing Hospital, West Sussex, England, in August 1987.  




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