Cholelithiasis in sickle cell anemia

Case contributed by Dr Sandeep Singh Awal


A known case of sickle cell anemia presented with chronic abdominal pain for 4 months.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Contracted gall bladder with multiple echogenic calculi (largest measuring approximately 1.7 cm) showing posterior acoustic shadowing seen within gall bladder lumen.

Gall bladder wall measures 3.3 mm.

The spleen is small in size measuring 4 cm.

Case Discussion

A higher incidence of gall stones has been found in patients suffering from sickle cell disease, predominantly in the younger age group 1

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Case information

rID: 77869
Published: 23rd May 2020
Last edited: 24th May 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Narayana Multispeciality Hospital