biliary atresia


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biliary atresia

[′bil·ē‚er·ē ə′trēzh·ə]
(medicine)
Failure of the bile ducts to develop in the embryo.
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3%) who was assessed as biliary atresia was found to have choledochal cyst on surgery Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-pancreatography was found to be 91% sensitive and 100% specific for diagnosis of choledochal cyst with diagnostic accuracy of 98%.
Rothberg AD, Boal DK, Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy in biliary atresia.
Extrahepatic biliary atresia (BA) is the leading hepatobiliary disease worldwide, and it progresses with cholestasis at childhood and requires palliative or radical surgery (liver transplantation) (1).
Biliary atresia and neonatal hepatitis present in younger age group while infective, autoimmune and infiltrative causes are more common in older children.
Extrahepatic biliary atresia is not only the commonest cause of surgical jaundice in the new born period, but also one of the commonest indication for liver transplantation in paediatric age group.
The serum GGT is usually higher in biliary atresia than in other causes of neonatal cholestasis when correlated with age.
As reported by Gulf News in January (2015), Aleeyah, who was born in March 2014, was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a life-threatening liver disease in which vessels known as bile ducts are damaged.
A rare condition which causes a blockage in the tubes that carry bile from the liver to the gall bladder, biliary atresia has an occurrence of one in every 15,000 newborns in the US alone.
At CHBAH, a failed hepatoportoenterostomy procedure (Kasai procedure) in children with biliary atresia accounts for the vast majority of referrals for paediatric liver transplantation.
Born without a gall bladder and bile duct, Ivan has been diagnosed with a condition called biliary atresia.
Children with prolonged neonatal hepatitis should be investigated urgently, as the outcome of a Kasai procedure for biliary atresia is poorer in older babies.