Cholecystitis and cholelithiasis in children.

F. J. Rescorla, J. L. Grosfeld

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Cholecystitis and cholelithiasis are being recognized with increasing frequency in infancy and childhood. Hematologic disorders continue to account for a large proportion of cases; however, many children are noted with cholelithiasis in association with total parenteral nutrition, ileal disorders, and prolonged fasting. Spontaneous stone resolution has been noted in many cases in infancy and a period of observation is indicated in the absence of obstructive symptoms. Cholecystectomy remains the procedure of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis and cholecystitis and a laparoscopic procedure is possible in most cases after infancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-106
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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