atresia


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atresia

[ə′trē·zhə]
(medicine)
Imperforation or closure of a natural orifice or passage of the body.
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Prepared to begin an odevixibat pivotal trial in biliary atresia, estimated to be one of the most common rare pediatric liver diseases.
In conclusion, prenatal ultrasound combined with magnetic resonance imaging can diagnose type I esophageal atresia and transposition of the great arteries and positively support the prenatal consultation.
Follicular atresia is a widespread degenerative process in the vertebrate ovary, by which the majority of oocytes at varying stages in their development are lost other than ovulation (Guraya and Greenwald, 1964; Wood and van der Kraak, 2001; Vieyra et al., 2008; Valdebnito et al., 2011; Morais et al., 2012; Wildner et al., 2013; Privalikhin et al., 2015; Senerat et al., 2015; Hannon and Flaws, 2015).
Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare, life-threatening condition in which the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder become blocked.
Patients were classified into three diagnostic subgroups on the basis of hepatobiliary scintigraphy into biliary atresia, normal and neonatal hepatitis in both genders.
Possible etiologies for biliary atresia include infections such as cytomegalovirus, Reo virus III, Epstein-Barr virus, rubella virus, as well as alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, Down syndrome, and congenital atresia which has been associated with certain chromosome disorders.
During her scans, mum Michelle was told her baby could be suffering from oesophageal atresia but they wouldn't know for sure until the baby was born.