Massive Egg-Shaped Stone Removed From Elderly Patient’s Bladder

A stone measuring eight centimetres and so large that it barely fits in the doctor’s hand has been removed from a patient’s bladder.

It is reportedly the biggest stone to be removed from a patient in Macedonia in the last 20 years.

Doctor Asim Musa from the University Urology Clinic ‘Mother Teresa’ in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, announced that the large stone was removed from the patient during an operation on Thursday, 15th February.

The Doctor said: “We removed the stone from the urinary bladder, it is about 8 cm. This is the biggest in the last 20 years.”

In one piece of footage, the doctor shows the egg-shaped stone that was removed from the patient.

In another piece of footage, the doctor shows what procedure was used to remove the kidney stone.

The footage gained a lot of comments after being shared online, with netizen ‘Destan Istrefi’ saying. “Dear doctor, congratulations, they don’t say for nothing that a man is stronger than a stone.”

Photo shows the stone with a size of 8 centimeters, undated. It was removed from the bladder of an elderly patient in Macedonia. On Thursday, Feb 15, 2024. (Asim Musa/CEN)

Another netizen, ‘Beko Gzime Komina’, said: “You are the number 1 doctor.”

And online commentator ‘Nafi Bajrami’ commented: “Respect.”

Local media said that the stone was removed from an elderly patient, who has not been named.

Bladder stones are small mineral deposits that can form in the bladder and in most cases develop when the urine becomes very concentrated or when the patient is often dehydrated.

Severe lower abdominal and back pain, difficulty with urination, frequent urination at night, fever, painful urination and blood in the urine are all potential symptoms.