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SPONTANEOUS RESOLUTION OF CHOLELITHIASIS IN INFANTS
  1. L Trigui1,
  2. M Jallouli2,
  3. F Safi1,
  4. L Walha1,
  5. H BenAmar1,
  6. A BenHamad1,
  7. N Hmida1,
  8. R Regaieg1,
  9. A Gargouri1,
  10. R Mhiri2,
  11. A Rekik1
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia,
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia

Abstract

Cholelithiasis in newborns and infants is rare. With the current widespread use of diagnostic ultrasonography, multiple neonates may be found with gallstones.

We describe three cases of cholelithiasis detected incidentally. One at the age of 30 days, the second at the age of 61 days and the third at the age of 90 days. All cases have been asymptomatic. No etiologic factor has been found and in all cases, spontaneous resolution has been noted.

Conclusion Cholelithiasis may resolve without surgery meanly if no causal factor has been found. Ultrasonography is useful in following.

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