Black pigment gallstones with cholesterol gallstones in the same gallbladder - 13 Cases in a surgical series of 1226 patients with gallbladder stones

Francesco Cetta, Francesco Lombardo, Peter F. Malet

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We studied 1312 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for gallstones in the biliary tract at one university hospital in Siena, Italy, with a systematic classification of gallstones found within the gallbladder. Of these patients, 1226 were found to have gallbladder stones; 94 of these had black pigment gallstones. Of these, 13 patients were found to have black pigment gallstones and cholesterol gallstones within their gallbladder. They all had multiple black pigment gallstones, usually very small (all

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-538
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995



  • adenomyomatosis
  • cholesterol
  • gallbladder
  • gallstones
  • pigment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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