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An Unusual Ring-Shaped Gallstone Mimicking Porcelain Gallbladder in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Report

Shang-Feng Tsai 1 , 2 , 3 , * and Jun-Li Tsai 4
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1 Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
2 Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
3 Department of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
4 Department of Family Medicine, Cheng Ching General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: March 31, 2019, 21 (3); e63126
  • Published Online: May 14, 2018
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: October 21, 2017
  • Revised: December 25, 2017
  • Accepted: February 15, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.63126

To Cite: Tsai S, Tsai J. An Unusual Ring-Shaped Gallstone Mimicking Porcelain Gallbladder in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Report, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2019 ; 21(3):e63126. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.63126.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
Footnotes
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