Acute acalculous cholecystitis in children: Diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Imamoglu2002AcuteAC,
  title={Acute acalculous cholecystitis in children: Diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Mustafa Bilgehan Imamoglu and Haluk Sarihan and A. Reina Sari and Ali Ahmetoğlu},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={36-9}
}
PURPOSE In this study, 12 patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) who underwent diagnosis and treatment at the authors' clinic were discussed. METHODS Nine of these patients were boys, and 3 were girls. The mean age was 7.8 years. Almost all had fever, abdominal pain, and tenderness. Other manifestations included vomiting (75%) and jaundice (41%). Results of laboratory tests showed leucocytosis (83%) and abnormal liver function (66%). Three patients (25%) had previous operations (2… CONTINUE READING
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