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A Successful Case of removal of Urinary Stone from a 60-years old male patient by Dr. Anirudh Vij


In an invasive open surgery, Dr. Anirudh Vij of Dr. Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital successfully removed a 5 cm diameter urinary bladder stone form a 60-years old male patient.

Case Study - Removal of 5 cm in diameter Urinary Bladder Stone of a 60 years old patient through open surgery

A 60-years old male patient was admitted at Dr. Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital, New Delhi with severe difficulty in passing urine. A detailed understanding of patient’s historic medical condition followed by ultrasound scanning and spiral computerized tomography (CT scans) revealed presence of “stone” in his urinary bladder. The size of the stone was apparently large even from ultrasound scanning. However, to everyone’s surprise, the stone removed came out to be close to 5 cm in diameter.

Dr. Anirudh Vij, Head of the Department of Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery at Dr. Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital, performed an open surgery at Dr. Sunder Lal Memorial Hospital, New Delhi to remove the deadly stone from the urinary bladder of this 60-year old male patient. The surgery was performed successfully and the condition of the patient is now normal. He is recovering steadily after the procedure and able to resume his duties perfectly with no complaint of the previous difficulties.

Urinary Stone:

Urinary stone, also called as “Bladder stones”, are mineral deposits formed inside the bladder. Usually they develop when the individual is dehydrated and the urine becomes very concentrated. Due to this, minerals in human urine, such as calcium or magnesium salts crystallize and form stones of varying sizes.


The patient had multiple complaints, which straightforward directed towards urinary bladder. Some of the common symptoms are:

  Severe difficulty and pain when urinating

  Frequent urination with a stop-start flow

  Pain in the lower stomach area

  Occasional blood in the urine

  Abnormally dark or cloudy urine

  Pain and persistent discomfort in the penis for male patients


Bladder stone can be diagnosed and cure without the need of surgery when they are still small. Increasing the amount of water can be enough to pass them out from the track. However, if they have grown sufficiently large, treatment for bladder stones involves either breaking them from inside or removing them through surgery. Early consultation can ensure early relief and avoid invasive procedures, such as the one discussed in this case.