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Giant gallstone: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22096735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
INTRODUCTION: There is a high incidence of gallstones in the Chilean population.
PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report on a 57-year-old man who complained of abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant. Abdominal ultrasound indicated acute cholecystitis and a single, extremely large pear-shaped gallstone (16.8 cm long, and 7.8 cm at its widest point and 4.1 cm at its narrowest point). Its fresh weight (at operation) was 278.0 g and, after 4 years, its dry weight was 259.5 g. Emergency classical cholecystectomy was carried out successfully.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: We have been unable to find a report of a larger gallstone in the English or Spanish language medical literature.
Authors:
Pablo Becerra; Valentina Becerra; Christian Aguilar; Itziar Modragon; David K C Cooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of surgery case reports     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2210-2612     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101529872     Medline TA:  Int J Surg Case Rep     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Hospital Clinico Viña del Mar, Viña del Mar, Chile.
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