Spontaneous gallbladder perforation in a child secondary to a gallbladder cyst: a rare presentation and review of literature

F. Badru*, Tyler Litton, Y. Puckett, S. Bansal, M. Guzman, D. Vane, G. A. Villalona

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Abstract

Spontaneous gallbladder perforation is rare in children. The etiology of gallbladder perforation varies greatly and is often unknown. Identified causes include infection, congenital, stones or choledochal cysts. Presently there are only five reported cases of spontaneous gallbladder perforation in children in the English literature. As such, the optimal method of diagnosis and management remains controversial. We report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with peritonitis secondary to spontaneous gallbladder perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-634
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Congenital gallbladder cysts
  • Pediatric biliary perforation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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