Cholecystectomy and surgical exploration of the common bile duct

Jonathan F. Bean, Katherine A. Barsness

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Gallbladder disease has historically been a rare finding in infants and children [1-5]. However, with advances in perinatal nutritional support, increasing obesity among children and adolescents, increasing use of ultrasonography for paediatric abdominal pain and a reduced threshold for surgery with the rapid acceptance of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the surgical management of gallbladder and common bile duct (CBD) disorders is increasingly necessary for the paediatric surgeon [5,6].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas in Children, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781444181210
ISBN (Print)9781444181203
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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