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Choledocholithiasis in infants: diagnostic and therapeutic problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2262841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the 3-year period, January 1986 through December 1988, 7 of 24 infants evaluated for cholestatic liver disease were found to have choledocholithiasis with or without associated gallbladder disease. Five were born prematurely with associated predisposing factors, especially systemic infection and total parenteral nutrition. The clinical course varied from spontaneous recovery in two patients to ongoing liver disease requiring surgical or endoscopic intervention in five infants. Asymptomatic patients with normal liver function and persistently dilated extrahepatic biliary trees posed the most difficult therapeutic problems. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography appeared to be an effective and rewarding therapeutic approach.
A Jonas; J Yahav; A Fradkin; A Kessler; Z Rubinstein; I Avigad; B Reichman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0277-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-04     Completed Date:  1991-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Gastroenterology Service, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Tract / radiography,  ultrasonography
Biliary Tract Surgical Procedures / methods
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Cholestasis, Extrahepatic / complications
Gallstones / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy*
Liver Function Tests

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