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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-110

Adenomyomatosis of the gall bladder in an 8-year-old girl


1 Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
2 Department of Pediatrics, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
3 Department of Pathology, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Tune-Yie Shih
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi-Mei Medical Center, No. 901, Tzong-Huang Road, Yongkang Dist., Tainan 71004
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/fjs.fjs_216_20

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Adenomyomatosis of the gall bladder (AMG), with its characteristic Rokitansky-Aschoff sinuses, is a rare disease in children, and only 13 pediatric cases have been reported in the literature. An 8-year-old girl was diagnosed in our institute with symptomatic gall bladder adenomyomatosis and received cholecystectomy with uneventful postoperative course. The pediatric AMG should be regarded as a special type of AMG with different pathophysiology and natural course from those of the adults. Thus, the surgical indications of AMG in children should be considered meticulously to avoid unnecessary cholecystectomy..


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