ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN 14-YEAR OLD BOY WITH NO PREDISPOSING FACTORS

Amanda Shreders, Colin Michie

Abstract


The natural history of cholecystitis varies with the age and sex of the patient.  This condition most commonly presents in adult women with cholesterol gallstones in the cystic duct. In men the condition is usually acalculous without obvious stone, but it tends to follow another illness. Cholecysitis is very uncommon in children and is usually acalculous (1,2,3). We present a case of acalculous cholecystitis (AC) that was atypical in that no antecedent abnormality was identified.


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