ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS PRESENTING AS INTUSSUSCEPTION IN AN INFANT: CASE REPORT AND LITERATURE REVIEW

Siba Prosad Paul, Rowena Remorino

Abstract


It has traditionally been believed that cholelithiasis in infancy is very rare and that all such cases have a predisposing factor such as haemolysis, prolonged fasting, congenital abnormality of the biliary tract or administration of TPN; with severe morbidity and mortality. Early clinical suspicion and imaging is necessary to diagnose the condition. In this article we describe a case of acute cholecystitis in an infant, review the literature and discuss the possible complications.

 


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