Doctors have removed 148 gallstones the size of sweetcorn from inside a woman.
Huma Bai, who is thought to be between 40 and 50 years old, suffered crippling abdominal pain for more than a year.
Last week Ms Bai was admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, India, where doctors found the cluster of stones in her gallbladder.
In surgery lasting one-and-a-half hours, a team of doctors individually removed each stone.
Ms Bai is thought to have developed the gallstones as the result of a greasy diet.
It is unclear how serious her condition was, however, gallstones can cause severe discomfort if they block one of the bile ducts.
Doctors have removed 148 gallstones the size of sweetcorn from Huma Bai’s gallbladder
In surgery lasting one-and-a-half hours, a team of doctors individually removed each stone
WHAT ARE GALLSTONES?
Gallstones are usually made of cholesterol and form in the gallbladder.
They typically do not cause symptoms but can lead to intense abdominal pain if they block a bile duct.
Around one in 10 adults in the UK have gallstones but may not be aware of it.
If people suffer inflammation of the gallbladder as a complication, they may experience pain, fever or jaundice.
Gallstones are caused by an imbalance of bile in the gallbladder.
Risk is higher if you are female, overweight and older than 40.
Treatment involves removing the gallbladder.
Source: NHS Choices