International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Evaluation of cholelithiasis cases in children: A clinical study
Dr. Radhanath Das
Background: Diseases of the gallbladder are common and costly. The present study was conducted to evaluate cholelithiasis cases in children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 56 cases of cholelithiasis in children age ranged 6-14 years of both genders. Gallstones were detected by abdominal ultrasonography (USG). Risk factors for cholelithiasis were recorded. Results: Out of 56 patients, boys were 25 and girls were 31. Common risk factors were total parenteral nutrition in 15, pre maturity in 14, family history in 6, blood diseases in 2, oncological diseases in 5, choledochal cyst in 3, others in 4 and idiopathic in 5. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Cholelithiasis in children is quite uncommon. Common risk factors found to be total parenteral nutrition, pre maturity, family history, blood diseases, oncological diseases, choledochal cyst, others and idiopathic.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Radhanath Das. Evaluation of cholelithiasis cases in children: A clinical study. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2018;1(1):17-19. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2018.v1.i1a.7