By Stephen Matthews Health Editor For Mailonline
Published: 12:58 BST, 21 August 2019 | Updated: 12:58 BST, 21 August 2019
Doctors in Thailand were shocked to find almost 2,000 gallstones in the stomach of a woman complaining of stomach pain.
The unnamed 60-year-old sought help earlier this month. She was constipated and had a tight feeling in her tummy.
Medics in Nong Khai - on the border of Laos - conducted a scan and found hundreds of gallstones inside her gallbladder.
Doctors were unsure exactly how many were inside the woman's stomach until they removed them.
The unnamed 60-year-old sought help earlier this month. She was constipated (pictured, the gallstones that were removed - it is unclear if they are all in this shot)
After the 40-minute procedure, they counted the stones. The team claimed to have removed 1,898 of the lumps, all of which were different sizes.
It is not quite a world record amount. In 1987, surgeons in Sussex removed 23,530 gallstones from an 85-year-old woman's stomach.
Doctors at the Thabo Crown Prince Hospital operated on the 60-year-old yesterday, according to local reports.
They used a laparoscope, a long and thin tube with a small