Gallbladder sludge and lithiasis in an infant born to a morphine user mother.
We report a 3-month-old boy with gallbladder sludge formation and lithiasis. The known associated factors causing cholelithiasis in infancy were not present. We postulate that maternal chronic use of morphine during pregnancy may result in biliary sludge formation in utero in the fetus with progression and manifestation of cholelithiasis at 3-months of age.
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Figueroa-Colon, R., Tolaymat, N., & Kao, S. C. (1990). Gallbladder sludge and lithiasis in an infant born to a morphine user mother. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 10(2), 234–238. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005176-199002000-00015
Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics