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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/202: 196-199 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2013, XXXIV/202: 196-199

Title: Galbladder contractility in children with functional dyspepsia

Authors: Iwańczak F., Siedlecka-Dawidko J., Iwańczak B.

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Galbladder contractility in children with functional dyspepsia


Iwańczak F., Siedlecka-Dawidko J., Iwańczak B.

Medical University of Wrocław, Poland, IInd Chair and Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Disturbances of the gallbladder and biliary tract in children, contrary to those in adults, were not included in III Rome Criteria of functional disorders of the alimentary tract.
The aim of the work
was sonographic assessment of gallbladder function in functional dyspepsia in children.
Material and methods
. The study included 45 children, aged 6 to 18 years (28 girls and 17 boys) with functional dyspepsia and 32 healthy children without symptoms form the alimentary tract of the same age, who were regarded as the control group. Diagnosis of functional dyspepsia was made based on III Rome Criteria. Anatomy and contractility of the gallbladder were assessed sonographically taking into consideration its volume in fasting state, than 30 and 60 minutes after the test meal. In anatomy assessment the presence of septum, thickness of the wall and the presence of thickened bile were taken into account.
Results
. Anatomical anomalies and wall thickness changes were observed statistically significantly more frequently in children with functional dyspepsia. There was no statistical difference in the volume of the gallbladder in fasting state and its contractility after test meal.
Conclusions
. Anatomical anomalies of the gallbladder were more frequent in children with functional dyspepsia in comparison to healthy children, however, there were no statistical differences in its volume in fasting state and contractility after test meal.

Key words: gallbladder, contractility, functional dyspepsia, children

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2013, XXXIV, 202, 196