Faceted gallbladder stones: turtle back appearance

Case contributed by Dr Hazem M Almasarei


Known patient of endometrial carcinoma underwent a CT scan for follow up.

Patient Data

Age: 59

Multiple gallbladder stones, without signs of cholecystitis.

Note: multiple left para aortic lymph nodes enlargement, most likely metastatic in nature.


Case Discussion

When the gallbladder filled with stones of the faceted type; it looks like a turtle back.

 Faceted stone means that the stone has flattened sides.

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Case information

rID: 58049
Published: 3rd Feb 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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