Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2006 Sep;9(2):280-283.

A Case of Gall Bladder Polyp in Children

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics and *Pediatric Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kschung58@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Polypoid tumors of the gallbladder are diagnosed very rarely in children; there are only 13 cases of childhood gallbladder polyps reported in the medical literature worldwide. Unlike those found in adults that consist mostly of cholesterol, polypoid tumors in children tend to have variable pathologic features. For pediatric patients, cholecystectomy is recommended either when the polyp is larger than 1 cm or when it causes significant symptoms. But close observation with serial abdominal sonography is sufficient in most asymptomatic pediatric patient. Recently, we experienced a 15-year-old boy with gallbladder polyps who presented with recent onset abdominal pain and nausea. A cholecystectomy using peritoneoscope was performed. The pathologic examination of the polyp revealed a tubular adenoma.

Keyword

Gallbladder polyp; Cholecystectomy

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adenoma
Adolescent
Adult
Child*
Cholecystectomy
Cholesterol
Gallbladder
Humans
Laparoscopes
Male
Nausea
Polyps*
Urinary Bladder*
Cholesterol
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