Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 577–580 | Cite as

Adenomyomatosis of the Gallbladder in Childhood: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

  • Augusto Zani
  • Maurizio Pacilli
  • Andrea Conforti
  • Alessandra Casati
  • Sandro Bosco
  • Denis Andrew Cozzi
Case Report


Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder is considered an acquired pathologic condition that affects adults, with only 2 cases previously described in childhood. We report on a 5-year-old boy with incidental detection of this lesion by ultrasonography. Pathologic and clinical assessments are discussed in addition to treatment decision-making, including current insights into the relation between adenomyomatosis and malignancy of the gallbladder. The liberal use of ultrasonography in children with abdominal pain may result in detection of an increasing number of asymptomatic patients. Caregivers should be aware of this condition and its therapeutic implications in the pediatric population.


gallbladder adenomyomatosis Rokitan- sky-Aschoff sinus malignancy childhood 


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© Society for Pediatric Pathology 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Augusto Zani
    • 1
  • Maurizio Pacilli
    • 1
  • Andrea Conforti
    • 1
  • Alessandra Casati
    • 1
  • Sandro Bosco
    • 2
  • Denis Andrew Cozzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Pediatric Surgery UnitUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Medicine and PathologyUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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