Evaluation of the “triangular cord sign” in the diagnosis of biliary atresia

@article{Kotb2001EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the “triangular cord sign” in the diagnosis of biliary atresia},
  author={Magd A Kotb and Ali Kotb and M F Sheba and Nehal El Koofy and Hanaa M El-karaksy and M K Abdel-Kahlik and Ahmed Abdalla and Mohammad Ezz El-Regal and Robert D. Warda and Hosna Mostafa and Manoochehr Karjoo and Hassan H. A-Kader},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={
          416-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Infantile cholestasis continues to represent a diagnostic challenge. It is very important to diagnose surgically correctable disorders, such as biliary atresia, in a timely manner to prevent progressive damage to the liver. It has been recently suggested that the triangular cord (TC) sign is a simple and useful tool in the diagnosis of biliary atresia. METHODS We prospectively studied 65 infants presenting with conjugated hyperbilirubinemia (age range: 32-161 days). All patients… CONTINUE READING
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