A Turkish senior citizen who went to the hospital for a stomachache ended up being rushed into surgery to have 88 kidney stones removed.
Fifteen years ago, Haydar Eskicioglu, 65, visited a hospital where he was said to have passed kidney stones but hadn’t visited a doctor again because he didn’t have complaints, Central European News (CEN) reported.
When he came to the hospital in northwestern Turkey, he underwent an ultrasound.
“When we detected stones in his kidney we took a CT scan. From the CT scan we detected a 15-centimetre (6-inch) long stone mass of calcium oxalate monohydrate, a so-called ‘staghorn kidney stone,’ which almost covered the entire right kidney,” Eskicioglu’s doctor, Huseyin Korucu, a surgeon and urology specialist, told CEN.
The stone had covered all the gaps in the kidney and even increased the kidney size, Korucu added.
Korucu and his team removed all the kidney stones through a 1-cm (.39 inches) incision. The kidney is now able to produce urine.
“It was a shock but I am glad I am now healthy again,” Eskicioglu told CEN.