Ann Surg Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Acalculous Cholecystitis in a Neonate

Raquel Fernández Patiño1*, Pilar Fernández Eire2, Jose Luis Vázquez Castelo3, Marcelino Pumarada Prieto4 and Ana Concheiro Guisán5

1Department of Pediatric, Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, Spain
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, Spain
3Department of Radiology, Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, Spain
4Neonatology Unit, Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, Spain
5Paediatric Physician-in-Chief, Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital, Spain

*Correspondance to: Raquel Fernández Patiño 

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Acalculous Cholecystitis (AAC) is uncommon in neonates, associated in most cases with inter current systemic disease. The clinical manifestations can range from asymptomatic patients to obstruction or perforation secondary to gallbladder inflammation. The diagnosis of AAC can be challenging due to lack of specific clinical features, and abdominal ultrasound is the most sensitive and practical diagnostic tool. Classically, cholecystectomy is considered the treatment of choice. We report a case of neonatal acalculous cholecystitis successfully managed non-operatively.




Patiño RF, Eire PF, Castelo JLV, Prieto MP, Guisán AC. Acalculous Cholecystitis in a Neonate. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2022; 5(1): 1059..

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