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Can my child get gallbladder disease?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
Rarely.: Gallbladder problems in children is very rare, but not impossible.
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 44 years experience
Yes but not likely: Routine gallstones are very uncommon. Typically stones in kids are related to hemolytic diseases such as sickle cell. There are case reports of parasites. Mostly biliary disease is secondary to abnormal development such as atresia, choledochal cysts, pancreatic anomalies. Again these are uncommon.
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