Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 1, issue 2, P105-110 1962 DOI: 10.1177/000992286200100210 View full text
James W. Hopkins, Hugh B. Lynn, John C. Dower

Abstract: Several generalizations emerge from these studies and are illustrated by our three-year-old patient. Cholecystitis in childhood is “very uncommon, probably rare,” and, “Certainly choledocholithiasis is rare” (Ulin14). An acute systemic disease is often a forerunner of acute cholecystitis in children and may be causally related in some cases; it may obscure the diagnosis. Systemic symptoms accompanying localized abdominal findings should strengthen the suspicion of acute cholecystitis. Abdominal pain and gua…

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