Frequency of involvement different parts of the gastrointestinal tract in the pathological process in children with biliary dysfunction


  • T.V. Sorokman Bukovynian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • L.Yu. Khlunovska Bukovynian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • I.Ya. Lozyuk Bukovynian State Medical University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Ukraine



children, biliary dysfunction


The close anatomical and physiological connection of the digestive organs leads to a significant spread of functional disorders in various diseases.

Purpose — to investigate the frequency and features of the clinical course of biliary dysfunction (BD) in children.

Materials and methods. 66 children aged 10–18 years with BD were examined. The study included a complete clinical examination of children, laboratory and instrumental methods. To assess the severity of clinical symptoms in the examined patients was used traditional score scale of symptoms (0–3 points) and the frequency index (FI).

Results. In most children, the database was combined with other functional and organic lesions of the digestive tract (n=56, 84.8%). The database was most often combined with chronic gastritis and duodenitis, as well as with functional motor disorders. FI in children with BD involved in the pathological process of the stomach and duodenum was the highest (0.59), and IR in children with BD and intestinal involvement was the lowest (0.23). The relationship between the frequency of combined pathology and the frequency of cases of increase in the size of the gallbladder (χ2=22.87 at a critical value of χ2=9.33 for the significance level p<0.01). Hyper- or hypofunctions of the biliary tract occurred with the same frequency.

Conclusions. Biliary dysfunction in children is significantly more often combined with chronic gastritis and duodenitis, as well as with other functional disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (duodenogastric reflux). In children with biliary dysfunction and involvement in the pathological process of other parts of the gastrointestinal tract there is an increase in the frequency of exacerbations, more pronounced signs of dyspeptic syndrome on the background of pain with the same intensity and more often ultrasound reveals signs of gallbladder dysformation.

The research was carried out in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki declaration. The study protocol was approved by the Local Ethics Committee of all participating institution. The informed consent of the patient was obtained for conducting the studies.

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.


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