WHAT ARE BILE STONES?
Bile stones are small stones similar to lentils. They are formed in the liver and in the gallbladder. They are formed in the gallbladder when the deposited liquid hardens until it becomes a stone.
WHAT ARE BILE STONES MADE OF?
There are yellow-greenish cholesterol stones (approx. 80%), There are stones made of calcium-phosphate, with the presence of magnesium and calcium carbonate and pigments. The latter are smaller and of darker color. They are made of bilirubin.
HOW BIG ARE BILE STONES?
They can be as small as a sand grain or as big as a golf ball. One big bile stone or many small ones or a combination of both big and small can form in the gallbladder.Our liver – Dr. h.c. A. Vogel