Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1996  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-49

Extrahepatic biliary atresia


Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology Section, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Correspondence Address:
Frederick J Suchy
Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
USA
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PMID: 19864841

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Extrahepatic biliary atresia is a disease of unknown cause, leading to profound cholestasis and progres­sive biliary cirrhosis. This paper discusses the diagnosis and management of this condition. It is stressed that bile flow can be established in 80-90% of infants referred to surgery within 60 days after birth. Liver transplantation is essential for infants who are referred late (120 days of age or later); those whose initial portoenterostomy was not successful, and those who develop end-stage liver disease in spite of bile drain­age.


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