Calcified gallstones

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Calcified gallstones

  • X-rays are not routinely used to look for gallstones, but they are often found incidentally.
  • Only 10-15% of gallstones contain enough calcium to be visible on X-ray. Most are asymptomatic.

Calcified gallstones

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Calcified gallstones

  • Calcified gallstones have variable appearance. In this image numerous small, calcified gallstones are seen filling the gallbladder.