Dental findings in a patient with biliary atresia.


The dental treatment of a 3-year-old male with biliary atresia is discussed. The patient was scheduled for a liver transplant and was receiving Cyclosporine A. Due to the severity of the dental condition and to reduce the possibility of infection, all twenty primary teeth were extracted. The extracted teeth displayed a marked greenish discoloration of both the crowns and the roots. Histological examination revealed extensive interglobular dentin, a number of faint yellow-brown lines contouring the developmental pattern and a distinctive fluorescent line. The dental and pharmacological considerations relating to the treatment plan for this case are reviewed.

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@article{Majewski1993DentalFI, title={Dental findings in a patient with biliary atresia.}, author={Radoslaw Majewski and John R Hess and Sadru P Kabani and Gomathi Ramanathan}, journal={The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry}, year={1993}, volume={18 1}, pages={32-7} }