I’ve been in Allied postings nowadays and that’s probably why its taken me so long to get a story out of my hospital but this one’s a doosey!!!
I’m currently in Anaesthesia and was called upon to induce a case for cystoscopy (where you put in a scope to view the bladder ) for a guy who had come with complaints of hematuria ( blood in urine. ) I was also shown the Xray which blew me to pieces!!!!
Let’s get straight to the point. This guy had a huge bladder stone 22mm X 25mm ( Sid, get this ) sitting around in his bladder which had to be removed suprapubically.
The case was induced, cystoscopy completed, stone visualised and removed by supra pubic incision. The stone was really that big and hard. That’s when I got the full story.
The X ray showed that this stone was no ordinary stone, in fact it was one I’ve not seen yet! It had formed around a foreign body in the bladder. The kicker is this……the foreign body was
A METAL WIRE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The history given : Two ppl held this guy and shoved the wire up his urinary tract ( for fear of using graphic terms )
The Actual Story ( Obtained after much probing and frightening ): This guy was pleasuring himself and had shoved the wire up his own urethra for reasons only he understands. Hehehehehehe I am still dumbfounded as to how he got it all the way in?!?!?!?!
So being the good Doctors that we are we proceeded to break the stone to get to the core of the issue ( excuse the pun ). After breaking it, we found that this was ELECTRIC WIRE…the insulated kind. Apparently it had lost all insulating potential.
I’m telling you…There is no place like Mumbai to see the weirdest cases!!!
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