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LIFE IN VIEW / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIFE IN VIEW / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
This is a real situation. Image not to be used in a defamatory context.
Gallstone. Surgeon holding a gallstone against a syringe to show its unusully large size. Gallstones form in the gall bladder, a small organ that stores bile, which is produced by the liver. When there is an imbalance in the chemical composition of the bile, cholesterol and bile pigments may crystallise, as seen here.
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