Choledocolithiasis. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Infection
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SourceResearch in Surgery 1993. Vol 5, No1 (April)
A scanning electron microscopy study was made of 23 gallstones from the human common bile duct. A number of cristalline structures were observed, including not only cholesterol in its hydrated and dehydrated forms, but also calcium palmitate, different calcium cabonate polymorphs, calcium phosphate and calcium bilirrubinate.