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Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Complication of other illnesses in childhood.
Arch Surg. 1975 May; 110(5):543-7.AS

Abstract

Seventy-four cases of acalculous cholecystitis in infants and children (seven personal cases and 67 from the literature) were analyzed. In 45 cases the cholecystitis appeared as a complication of another illness. The primary illnesses in our patients were leptospirosis (four cases), diarrhea (two cases), and third-degree burns (one case). All seven children were critically ill. Abdominal pain and an abdominal mass were present in all. Fever was present in six of the seven patients, jaundice in four. Tube cholecystostomies were done in all cases. After recovery from their illness, the five surviving patients had normal bilary tracts when studied by cholangiography via the tube. Acute acalculous cholecystitis in infancey and childhood as a complication of injury or illness should be treated as an undrained abcess.

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eng

PubMed ID

1130999

Citation

Ternberg, J L., and J P. Keating. "Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis. Complication of Other Illnesses in Childhood." Archives of Surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), vol. 110, no. 5, 1975, pp. 543-7.
Ternberg JL, Keating JP. Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Complication of other illnesses in childhood. Arch Surg. 1975;110(5):543-7.
Ternberg, J. L., & Keating, J. P. (1975). Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Complication of other illnesses in childhood. Archives of Surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 110(5), 543-7.
Ternberg JL, Keating JP. Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis. Complication of Other Illnesses in Childhood. Arch Surg. 1975;110(5):543-7. PubMed PMID: 1130999.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acute acalculous cholecystitis. Complication of other illnesses in childhood. AU - Ternberg,J L, AU - Keating,J P, PY - 1975/5/1/pubmed PY - 1975/5/1/medline PY - 1975/5/1/entrez SP - 543 EP - 7 JF - Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960) JO - Arch Surg VL - 110 IS - 5 N2 - Seventy-four cases of acalculous cholecystitis in infants and children (seven personal cases and 67 from the literature) were analyzed. In 45 cases the cholecystitis appeared as a complication of another illness. The primary illnesses in our patients were leptospirosis (four cases), diarrhea (two cases), and third-degree burns (one case). All seven children were critically ill. Abdominal pain and an abdominal mass were present in all. Fever was present in six of the seven patients, jaundice in four. Tube cholecystostomies were done in all cases. After recovery from their illness, the five surviving patients had normal bilary tracts when studied by cholangiography via the tube. Acute acalculous cholecystitis in infancey and childhood as a complication of injury or illness should be treated as an undrained abcess. SN - 0004-0010 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1130999/Acute_acalculous_cholecystitis__Complication_of_other_illnesses_in_childhood_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/vol/110/pg/543 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -