The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2008 , Vol 50 , Num 2
Management of pancreatic lithiasis in a 5-year-old girl
1Departments of Pediatric Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Gastroenterology Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
3Departments of Radiology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
4Departments of Gastroenterology, Yüksek İhtisas Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Yalçın Ş, Çiftçi AÖ, Şimşek H, Haliloğlu M, Şahin B, Şenocak ME. Management of pancreatic lithiasis in a 5-year-old girl. Turk J Pediatr 2008; 50: 189-192.

Pancreatic lithiasis causing chronic pancreatitis is a very rare entity in childhood. A five-year-old girl presenting with pancreatic lithiasis was treated successfully with a well-organized diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm. The authors emphasize that early diagnosis followed by appropriate therapeutic pancreatographic procedures instead of primary invasive surgical approach can certainly ameliorate progressive and irreversible pancreatic damage. The clinicopathologic features of this rare entity are discussed, with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Keywords : child, pancreatic lithiasis, cholangiopancreatography

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