Extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA), an inflammatory sclerosing cholangiopathy, is the leading indication for liver transplantation in children. The cause is still. Biliary atresia is a serious condition that affects infants. It is characterized by hepatic bile ducts, the bile ducts in the liver that do not. Biliary atresia (BA) is a congenital biliary disorder, which is characterized by an absence or severe deficiency of the extrahepatic biliary tree. It is one of the most .
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Biliary atresia BA is a congenital biliary disorder, which is biliarls by an absence or severe deficiency of the extrahepatic biliary tree. It is one of the most common causes of neonatal cholestasis, often causing cirrhosis immediately and leading to death and accounts for over half of children who undergo liver transplantation.
It is thought to affect 1 in 10, newborn infants. There is a recognised male predilection.
It precipitates within the first three months of life. Infants with biliary atresia may appear normal and healthy at birth.
Most often, symptoms develop between two weeks to two months of life, and may include:. It is thought to result from idiopathic destructive inflammatory agresia which leads to fibrotic remnants at porta hepatis. Cases of biliary atresia typically demonstrate relatively good hepatic uptake with no evidence of excretion into the bowel at 24 hours. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions.
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Edit article Share article View revision history. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: Biliary atresia BA Atresia of the bile ducts.
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