Polypoid lesion of the gallbladder in childooh: case report and literature review.

M. G. Scarpa, P. G. Gamba, N. A. Greggio, S. F. Chiarenza, L. Fasoli, L. Musi, G. F. Zanon

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Gallbladder polypoid lesions are rare in the pediatric patient and sometimes represent an incidental finding. A 13 year old male was referred to the Padua Hospital Pediatric Department for an obesity. A routine abdominal ultrasound (US) detected a gallbladder polypoid lesion 6 mm in diameter, initially considered a gallbladder adenoma. Investigation did not detect any other biliary tract anormality. After seven months, the asymptomatic patient underwent a follow-up US which revealed the disappearance of the polypoid mass. The following concerns are raised: what is the size of the polypoid mass that should be considered for surgery? How does the presence of symptoms worsen the diagnosis and lead to preferring a surgical approach (cholecystectomy) over an echographic follow-up?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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