Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Rare Case of Gallbladder Perforation in Pediatric Patient: A Pitfall in Generalized Peritonitis in Late Presented Typhoid Fever

Ageng Budiananti1*, Sapta Prihartono2

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Indonesia 2 Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Dr. Ramelan Naval Hospital, Indonesia

*Correspondance to: Ageng Budiananti 

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Abstract

An 11-year-old boy presented to the emergency room with generalized abdominal pain, inability to pass gas nor stool in 2 days, along with stepladder pattern fever which he had been having in the past 2 weeks before being admitted to the hospital. Abdominal surgical complications are one of most common complications (10% to 15% of typhoid fever patients) in pediatric typhoid fever, but gallbladder perforation is an uncommon one. Emergency surgical exploration with cholecystectomy was initiated and showed satisfying outcome [1].

Citation:

Budiananti A, Prihartono S. Rare Case of Gallbladder Perforation in Pediatric Patient: A Pitfall in Generalized Peritonitis in Late Presented Typhoid Fever. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3205.

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