Liver transplantation in babies and children with extrahepatic biliary atresia.

  title={Liver transplantation in babies and children with extrahepatic biliary atresia.},
  author={Sue V Beath and G Pearmain and Deirdre Anne Kelly and Paul Mcmaster and Alan D. Mayer and John A. C. Buckels},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={28 8},
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is a life-saving procedure for end-stage liver failure. We reviewed 39 children (24 girls, 15 boys) who received OLT for biliary atresia from 1987 to 1991. Twenty had unsuccessful portoenterostomy, 6 were referred too late for a drainage operation, and the remaining 13 achieved bile drainage but developed portal hypertension. At transplant 37 had decompensated liver disease with varices (28), ascites (24), encephalopathy (17), and gastrointestinal bleeding… CONTINUE READING


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