The value of MRCP in children with biliary symptomatology – an essential adjunct for safe cholecystectomy

  • L Wei The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
  • S Zhang The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
  • N Xie The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
  • C-M Li The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
  • B-M Fu The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University
Keywords: double gallbladder, child, laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Abstract

Congenital abnormalities of the biliary system are a consideration in children with biliary symptomatology. The preoperative diagnosis rate is still not satisfactory, despite progresses made in imaging technology, with the potential of biliary tract injury if surgery is indicated. The double gallbladder is a rare developmental abnormality of the biliary tract with several anatomical variations. This abnormality was accurately delineated in a 7-year-old child by MRI/MRCP, allowing the ductal anatomy to be accurately identified and safe laparoscopic cholecystectomies to be performed.

Author Biographies

L Wei, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

S Zhang, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

N Xie, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

C-M Li, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

B-M Fu, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University

Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China

Published
2022-04-11
How to Cite
Wei, L., Zhang, S., Xie, N., Li, C.-M., & Fu, B.-M. (2022). The value of MRCP in children with biliary symptomatology – an essential adjunct for safe cholecystectomy. South African Journal of Surgery, 60(1), 67-69. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3430
Section
Case Reports