gallstone

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a calculus formed in the gall bladder or its ducts

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* Jorden Manasse, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Pathobiological Sciences, for her micrograph of a stained cholelith or gall bladder stone in a golden lion tamarin.
"The true incidence of gallstones, called choleliths, isn't known because they are often silent and don't cause any clinical signs," Dr.
Increases in GGT are most commonly a result of injury to the biliary tree from inflammation, neoplasia, or obstruction (eg, from choleliths).
Gallstones (choleliths) can block the bile duct, and thus the flow of digestive enzymes from the pancreas and can lead to pancreatitis in people; it is likely that the same would be true for both species (pancreatitis can also block the flow of bile from the gall bladder).
In sheep choleliths (concretions), Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been identified as the infectious agent (39).