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Diagnostics Microscopy and imaging

Like the Rings of a Tree

This microscopic image depicts a gallstone sitting in the neck of a gallbladder – a rare sight, because gallstones are usually hard to cut and only rarely show their stunning rings microscopically. Maybe the rings of this gallstone, like those of a tree, carry a meaning – but, as far as I know, nobody has ever described the meaning of these rings.

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About the Author

Jagmohan Sidhu

Medical Director and Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director of Transfusion Services at UHS-Wilson Medical Center and Binghamton General Hospital; Clinical Professor of Pathology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Binghamton, New York, USA.

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