Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in early infancy

G. Lotan*, Y. Efrati, A. Halevy, S. Strauss, I. Vinograd

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Abstract

Infantile cholelithiasis is being diagnosed with increasing frequency. In infants, idiopathic cholelithiasis has rarely been diagnosed on abdominal ultrasound examination in the course of investigation for abdominal colic, but with no apparent biliary pathology. We report two infants, aged 1 and 2 months, in whom cholelithiasis was found during evaluation for vomiting and severe abdominal distress that was clinically suggestive of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Both infants, who remained symptomatic, underwent modified laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). This first presentation of LC in infants highlights the applicability of this novel technique in this very young age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Infant
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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