Etiology and Outcome of Cholelithiasis in Turkish Children

Baran M., Appak Y. C. , TÜMGÖR G. , Karakoyun M., Ozdemir T., KÖYLÜOĞLU G.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, cilt.55, ss.216-218, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13312-018-1320-6
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.216-218


Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the etiology of gallstones in children and responses to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) treatment. Methods: 74 children with cholelithiasis were recruited, and underwent ultrasonography to detect gallstones. All relevant clinical information was recorded in a structured proforma. Results: The commonest risk factor was a family history of gallstones. Most children responded to UDCA treatment in the first six months; children with hemolytic diseases showed no response to UDCA. Conclusion: UDCA treatment may be useful before surgery in asymptomatic patients of cholelithiasis without hemolytic diseases.