Biliary atresia and liver transplantation: results and thoughts for primary liver transplantation in select patients

  title={Biliary atresia and liver transplantation: results and thoughts for primary liver transplantation in select patients},
  author={R. Superina},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  • R. Superina
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Pediatric Surgery International
  • Biliary atresia (BA) is one of the most common indications for liver transplantation in children. Despite advances in biliary atresia surgical techniques, most children will ultimately require liver transplantation. Possible pre-operative predictors of outcome after the Kasai operation are: 1. Age at operation 2. Presence of the biliary atresia splenic malformation syndrome (BASM) 3. Center specific factors 4. Liver histology and 5. Anatomic pattern of bile ducts found at surgery.Age at surgery… CONTINUE READING
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