Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder resembling honeycomb in a child


AKÇAM M. , Buyukyavuz I. , Ciris M. , Eris N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.167, sa.9, ss.1079-1081, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 167 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00431-007-0623-8
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1079-1081

Özet

Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder is believed to be an uncommon pathologic condition of the gallbladder in childhood. Only three pediatric cases have been described in the literature up to now. Honeycomb gallbladder has been described in two adult patients; no patients have been reported in childhood until now. To the best of our knowledge, we report here the first case of adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder which resembled honeycomb, in a 9-year-old girl presented with recurrent abdominal pain. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound, and confirmed by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and finally cholecystectomy. In conclusion, ultrasound scanning performed more generally in children presenting with recurrent abdominal pain might lead to accurate diagnosis of adenomyomotosis of the gallbladder during childhood.