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Gallbladder Disease is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Introduction

Diagnosis and management of gallbladder disease is a core component of the practice of most adult general surgeons. While gallbladder disorders are less frequent in infants, children and adolescents, their pathophysiology, presentation, and natural history is often distinct from that in adults. Various congenital disorders and diseases that disproportionately affect children can impact bile metabolism and excretion and can lead to biliary tract findings and symptoms. Management usually mirrors that in adults, but important distinctions exist and it is important for a pediatric surgeon to recognize these unique aspects of pediatric gallbladder disease.

robin eggs

Nest of Robin’s eggs (Turdus migratorius).

see also Biliary Dyskinesia and Cholecystectomy

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Last updated: August 21, 2017

Citation

Gollin, Gerald, et al. "Gallbladder Disease." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2017. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829468/all/Gallbladder_Disease.
Gollin G, Tashiro J, Campbell B, Sola JE, Maxwell D. Gallbladder Disease. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829468/all/Gallbladder_Disease. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Gollin, G., Tashiro, J., Campbell, B., Sola, J. E., & Maxwell, D. (2017). Gallbladder Disease. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829468/all/Gallbladder_Disease
Gollin G, Tashiro J, Campbell B, Sola JE, Maxwell D. Gallbladder Disease [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829468/all/Gallbladder_Disease.
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