WEB DESK: A doctor removed 420 kidney stones from a single patient in China.
At a hospital in Dongyang, eastern Zhejiang Province, two hours surgery of a patient named Mr. He was conducted.
According to the doctors, tofu-heavy diet, and a lack of water were the main causes due to which kidney stones appeared in the body. After knowing that reason, his family said they will now make sure he does not eat too much tofu.
“Soy products, especially gypsum tofu, are very high in calcium, the excess of which cannot be excreted from the body without a sufficient intake of water, BBC quoted the doctors saying.
Mr. He first visited the doctors in the month of May. He was suffering from abdominal pain. After the proper treatment and a subsequent CT scan, it was revealed that nearly 420 stones are found in his left kidney.
His kidney would have had to be removed if Mr. He had waited anymore, doctors claimed.
This is not the first case when a large number of stones were found from a human kidney. Earlier in 2009, a doctor in India removed 172,155 stones from a patient’s left kidney during a three-hour surgery. His name appeared in the Guinness Book of World Record.