• Junaid Zeb Doctor at Surgery ward, Ayub Teaching hospital, Abbottabad.
  • Shawana Asad Senior Registrar Surgery ward, Ayub Teaching hospital, Abbottabad
  • Irfanud Din Khattak Professor at Surgery ward, Ayub Teaching hospital, Abbottabad
  • Mubashir Hussain Dctor at Surgery ward, Ayub Teaching hospital, Abbottabad


Cholelithiasis is a major cause of morbidity worldwide. The incidence of gall stone in children in Pakistan has not been sufficiently studied and is increasingly being detected: the reason may be a true rise in the incidence or an improvement in diagnosis due to liberal use of diagnostic facilities and thus the increased opportunity to detect disease. A healthy 2 years and 2 months old male child presented to outpatient with history of recurrent attacks of pain abdomen and anorexia. Ultrasonography showed a 0.6 mm stone, inflammation and pericholecystic fluid. Open cholecystectomy was performed under general anaesthesia. A distended gall bladder with multiple very small calculi was removed. Post-operative stay was uneventful and patient was allowed oral feeds after 24 hours.Keywords: Acute Cholecytitis; Paediatric Cholelithiasis; Cholecystectomy

Author Biography

Junaid Zeb, Doctor at Surgery ward, Ayub Teaching hospital, Abbottabad.



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