Gallstones are tiny deposits of cholesterol and salts that are formed in the gallbladder, a little pear–shaped organ underneath the liver that stores bile. In some cases you can lead a normal life without any symptoms even with hundreds of gallstones. But if they start to block the gallbladder they cause pain and nausea and a potentially fatal infection.
Dr. Makhan Lala Saha who performed the laparoscopic surgery said: “I was astonished to see the large number of stones that we extracted from the gall bladder of this patient. I had never thought a gall bladder could contain so many stones.”
Dr. Saha with the help of several assistants counted all the tiny stones. After 4 hours, the assistants concluded that there were approx. 12,000 stones sized between 2 mm and 5 mm.
Dr. Saha who is a gastrointestinal endo surgeon at the hospital, said that although he was anticipating many surgeries, he was still was shocked when the number crossed the 5,000 mark