Biliary microlithiasis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 73 years
Gender: Male

CT Abdomen and pelvis (selected images)

Multiple gallstones measuring less than 3.0 mm.

Case Discussion

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

Some data show that small gallstones carry a higher risk of causing pancreatitis than large ones 1.

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Case information

rID: 18454
Published: 8th Jul 2012
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2018
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