Calculi - biliary
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Calculus obtained at endoscopy or open surgery.
Qualitative tests, X-ray diffraction or spectrophotometry on pulverised, dissolved calculus.
Rarely of value. May be indicated to confirm suspicion of a pure pigment stone.
Pure pigment stones are seen in chronic haemolysis.
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