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Spontaneous gall bladder perforation: a rare entity in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15176545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous gall bladder perforation in infants is rare. We report a 3-month-old male infant who presented with progressive abdominal distension, low-grade fever, bilateral hydrocele and acholic stools. Ultrasonography showed free fluid in the peritoneal cavity, which was bile-stained on paracentesis. Surgical exploration revealed sterile biliary peritonitis and a gangrenous gall bladder. Partial cholecystectomy with external biliary drainage resulted in satisfactory recovery.
Shyam B Sharma; Vipul Gupta; Vinod Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0254-8860     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    2004 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-04     Completed Date:  2004-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409436     Medline TA:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatal and Pediatric Surgery, S M S Medical College, S P Mother and Child Health Institute, Jaipur.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis,  etiology
Cholecystectomy / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Gallbladder Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Peritonitis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Rupture, Spontaneous / diagnosis,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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