European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 167, Issue 9, pp 1079–1081 | Cite as

Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder resembling honeycomb in a child

  • Mustafa Akçam
  • Ilker Buyukyavuz
  • Metin Çiriş
  • Naim Eriş
Short Report


Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder is believed to be an uncommon pathologic condition of the gallbladder in childhood. Only three pediatric cases have been described in the literature up to now. Honeycomb gallbladder has been described in two adult patients; no patients have been reported in childhood until now. To the best of our knowledge, we report here the first case of adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder which resembled honeycomb, in a 9-year-old girl presented with recurrent abdominal pain. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound, and confirmed by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and finally cholecystectomy. In conclusion, ultrasound scanning performed more generally in children presenting with recurrent abdominal pain might lead to accurate diagnosis of adenomyomotosis of the gallbladder during childhood.


Gallbladder Adenomyomatosis Rokitansky-Aschoff sinus Honeycomb Childhood 



adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder




magnetic resonance cholangiopancreotography


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Akçam
    • 1
    • 5
  • Ilker Buyukyavuz
    • 2
  • Metin Çiriş
    • 3
  • Naim Eriş
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and NutritionMedical School, Suleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric SurgeryMedical School, Suleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey
  3. 3.Department of PathologyMedical School, Suleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyMedical School, Suleyman Demirel UniversityIspartaTurkey
  5. 5.IspartaTurkey

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