Gallbladder sludge after ceftriaxone therapy. Case report and literature review

E. Buscarini, S. Rossi, M. Di Stasi, F. Fornari, L. Cavanna, R. Berte, L. Buscarini

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We report one case of gallbladder precipitates occurring during ceftriaxone administration in a young women. Such side-effect has been previously reported and described as sludge or stones. We propose the term 'gall-crystals' for these precipitates, because of their unique sonographic presentation, and of their crystalline morphology (10). In our case the precipitates disappeared spontaneously, after the ceftriaxone discontinuation, as already stated in the literature. We review the previously reported cases, with emphasis on the sonographic findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal d'Echographie et de Medecine par Ultrasons
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • ceftriaxone
  • gall-crystals
  • pseudolithiasis
  • sludge
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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