Biliary stones: An atypical cause of abdominal pain in paediatric age group

Amber Mehmood, M. Arif Mateen Khan

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Objective: To identify Paediatric patients with biliary stone disease presenting to a tertiary care hospital in order to determine the etiology, presentation and management. Methods: Retrospective study of all cases of ultrasonographically proven biliary stones under the age of 15 years from January 1988 to December 2008. Data included their risk factors, complications, management and outcome. Results: Total 32 patients were identified with biliary stones, treated in the hospital. Mean age at presentation was 8.25±3.33 years. Sixteen patients underwent cholecystectomy. Conclusion: Paediatric cholelithiasis is an atypical and under diagnosed cause of abdominal pain in childhood. True prevalence of the disease may be higher than reported. Appropriate surgical intervention is required in patients with symptomatic and complicated biliary lithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1044
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume60
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Abdominal Pain
Age Groups
Pediatrics
Lithiasis
Cholelithiasis
Cholecystectomy
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Retrospective Studies

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Biliary stones : An atypical cause of abdominal pain in paediatric age group. / Mehmood, Amber; Arif Mateen Khan, M.

In: Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Vol. 60, No. 12, 12.2010, p. 1042-1044.

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