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Research Paper | Surgery | India | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
A Rare Case of Gall Bladder Perforation in a Neonate Resulting in Pericholecystic Abscess Secondary to Biliary Calculi
Abstract: Perforation of Gall bladder in neonates is a rare entity .Till date only 8 cases have been described in English literature. We successfully treated a case of 19 days old female neonate who presented with abdominal distension since 9th day of life, fever since 12th day of life and acholic stools since 18th day of life. Ultrasound scan showed gall bladder perforation resulting in pericholecystic abscess secondary to biliary calculi. Although rare and unusual, this case shows that this disorder should be considered in neonates presenting with abdominal distension and demands early intervention to prevent further complications.
Keywords: Gallbladder, Acholic stools, Abdominal distension, Biliary calculi, Pericholecystic abscess, Neonate, Cholangiogram, Cholelithiasis
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 883 - 886