One Chinese patient complained of intense pain in his abdomen, and a CT scan revealed his left kidney was completely full of mostly tiny kidney stones.
After the scan, Doctors have removed 420 stones from the kidney, blaming an excessive amount of tofu in his diet.
This patient struggle extensive and painful surgical procedure lasted about two hours.
Wei Yubin, the chief surgeon, said that the kidney would have stopped working had Mr He delayed seeking medical attention any longer, and the kidney most likely removed.
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This time, the doctors used forceps to remove each stone one by one.
“We spent 45 minutes just taking out the tiny stones,” said Dr Wei.
“After the operation, my hands and legs were both numb.” Following the operation, Mr He took his stones home with him in a plastic bag.
This Chinese man had a history of kidney stones having 10 stones previously removed by lithotripsy, which breaks up stones via shock waves till they are small enough to pass in the urine.
The very high number of stones was attributed to the considerable presence of gypsum tofu, a popular local food, in the patient’s diet.
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Daily Mail UK