• Sofia Moura Antunes U. Funcional de Pediatria. Dep. Mulher e da Criança. HPP. H de Cascais Dr. José de Almeida
  • Tiago Proença dos Santos S. Pediatria, Dep. Pediatria, H Santa Maria, CH Lisboa Norte
  • Sofia Deuchande U. Funcional de Pediatria. Dep. Mulher e da Criança. HPP. H de Cascais Dr. José de Almeida
  • Ana Mafalda Martins U. Funcional de Pediatria. Dep. Mulher e da Criança. HPP. H de Cascais Dr. José de Almeida



Acute acalculous cholecystitis, children


Introduction: Acute acalculous cholecystitis is rare in pediatric age. It usually is associated with severe pathology, and is rare in healthy children.

Case report: We describe two cases of acute acalculous cholecystitis, with distinct etiologies, diagnosed in two healthy children.

Discussion: We also discuss the pathophysiology, clinical features and management of acute acalculous cholecystitis, enhancing the ultrasound contribution to its diagnosis.


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Antunes SM, dos Santos TP, Deuchande S, Martins AM. ACUTE ACALCULOUS CHOLECYSTITIS IN CHILDREN. REVNEC [Internet]. 2017Jan.16 [cited 2024Mar.4];22(3):174-7. Available from:



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