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Biliary dyskinesia in pediatrics. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2006 Apr;8(2):172-6

Date

03/15/2006

Pubmed ID

16533482

DOI

10.1007/s11894-006-0015-7

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-33645554970   11 Citations

Abstract

Biliary dyskinesia is a potential cause for acalculous biliary colic in pediatric patients. A triad of symptoms and signs, consisting of abdominal pain (with or without associated nausea or fatty food intolerance), absence of gallstones, and an abnormally low cholecystokinin-stimulated gallbladder ejection fraction is used to diagnose the disorder. In several small pediatric case series, cholecystectomy resulted in symptomatic improvement in a majority of patients with biliary dyskinesia. However, the diagnosis of biliary dyskinesia and appropriate management remain controversial. This review discusses the purported pathophysiology of biliary dyskinesia and the data available regarding diagnosis and treatment of this entity in the pediatric population.

Author List

Telega G

Author

Grzegorz W. Telega MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Abdominal Pain
Biliary Dyskinesia
Case-Control Studies
Child
Humans
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome