A tubulopapillary adenoma of the gallbladder in a child of 3 years

Ersoz C. , Uguz A., Ergoren Y., Koc Z.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.19, ss.789-790, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00383-003-1067-5
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.789-790


Adenoma is the most frequent type of gallbladder (GB) neoplasm; however, GB neoplasms are unusual and unsuspected diagnoses in childhood. The average patient age is 50.5+/-16.3 years. We present a case of tubulopapillary adenoma of the gallbladder in a 3-year-old girl. She was admitted to the hospital with a 6-month history of abdominal pain and nausea and vomiting. Ultrasonography (USG) revealed an echogenic soft tissue lesion in the lumen of the GB. She underwent cholecystectomy. A tubulopapillary adenoma and adenomatous hyperplasia of the GB were diagnosed histologically. According to the literature, this is the youngest patient found to have gallbladder adenoma.