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Doctors removed over 200 stones from Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years

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In a very rare case, doctors removed more than 200 gallstones from a woman’s gut in an operation in China. She had skipped breakfast for eight years which could have led bile to accumulate in the gall bladder and bile ducts.

Surgeons performed the procedure on the patient, identified only as Ms. Chen, on July 15 at the Guangji Hospital in Hezhou, China, reports Daily Mail.

The woman went to Guangji Hospital, in Hezhou, China, where tests showed a number of gallstones. Experts believe they built up over the years. Surgeons consequently operated and removed the stones from the gallbladder and bile ducts. Some of the stones were quite large, almost as big as eggs.

Dr Quanwei Wei, a general surgeon, said the stones could have resulted from her habit of skipping breakfast. Ms Chen said that she had not eaten breakfast for eight years. Dr Quanwei Wei suggested that as a result of the diet, bile accumulated in her gall bladder and bile ducts and formed the stones.

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