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Cholesterol stone
Cholesterol stone Cholesterol stone Cholesterol stone
This patient has a history of cholecystectomy 14 years ago, no torminal complaints thereafter. The patient had been admitted for cholestatic symptoms. 12 crystal- like cholesterol stones 10 to 15 mm in diameter were extracted from the duct. Cholesterol stones originate in most cases from the gall bladder, a formation in the bile duct after cholecystectomy is rarely observed. The stone´s size is about. 6mm. This picture also shows a cholesterol stone, this time in a roand configuration. Thus it probably originates from the gall bladder. After a colic attack 4 such stones are extracted from the common bile duct.