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Is 14 the new 40: trends in gallstone disease and cholecystectomy in Australian children

Greer, Douglas; Heywood, Sean; Croaker, Geoffrey; Gananadha, Sivakumar


Backgrounds Gallstone disease and cholecystectomy have been uncommon in paediatric patients and associated with haemolytic disease and prematurity. Many countries have observed an increase in the prevalence of paediatric gallstones and cholecystectomy with increasing childhood obesity. The purpose of this study was to determine any trend in prevalence in Australian children and the role of obesity. Methods Chart review was conducted for patients undergoing cholecystectomy under 18 in 25...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatric Surgery International
DOI: 10.1007/s00383-018-4300-y


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