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

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

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.19, no.12, pp.789-790, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-003-1067-5
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.