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April 1955

GANGRENE OF THE GALL BLADDER DUE TO TORSION IN A NINE-YEAR-OLD CHILD

Author Affiliations

Loup City, Nebr.
From the Department of Surgery of the Loup City Clinic and the surgical service of the Sacred Heart Hospital.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(4):484-485. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110574012
Abstract

GANGRENE of the gall bladder due to torsion is a fairly rare condition, the reported cases occurring mostly in adults and elderly persons.1 Rawson2 has recently reviewed the literature of the subject as applied to children and reports the case of a 12-yearold boy who survived operation. At that time this was the youngest case in the world literature described in the English language. The following case, of a 9-year-old boy who was successfully operated upon, is deemed of sufficient interest to report.

REPORT OF CASE  E. Y., a 9-year-old boy, was first seen at the Loup City Clinic on June 17, 1954. At that time he was complaining of moderately severe pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. This had begun five hours previously, and vomiting had occurred several times.The parents of the child stated that for about two years he had complained of

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