Cholelithiasis in children with sickle cell disease

  title={Cholelithiasis in children with sickle cell disease},
  author={Ahmed Hassan Al-Salem and Sayed Qaisaruddin and Ibrahim A Al-Dabbous and Phani K Bhamidipati and H. Abu Srair and H. M. Amman and A. Al Jam'a},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
Abdominal ultrasonography was performed on 305 children with sickle cell disease (SCD) (285 SS and 20 S-beta-thalassemia) to establish the prevalence of cholelithiasis in Saudi children with SCD. Their ages ranged from 1 to 18 years (mean 10.45 years). Gallstones were demonstrated in 60 children, giving a prevalence of 19.7%. An additional 50 patients (16.4… CONTINUE READING