Biliary microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 73 years
Gender: Male
CT

Gallstones are less than 3.0 mm.

Case Discussion

The term ‘biliary microlithiasis’ was coined to describe gallstones of <3 mm in diameter. 

Data showing that small gallstones carry a higher risk for causing pancreatitis than large ones support the possible role of biliary microlithiasis in causing this disorder.

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Case information

rID: 18454
Case created: 8th Jul 2012
Last edited: 8th Sep 2015
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