Portal vein dynamics in biliary atresia.

  title={Portal vein dynamics in biliary atresia.},
  author={A M Hern{\'a}ndez-Cano and J. Raymond Geis and C H Rumack and G. P. Stellin and John Lilly},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={22 6},
A prospective sonographic investigation of portal vein caliber was done in 40 children with biliary atresia (n = 37) and biliary hypoplasia (n = 3) from 1 to 135 months old. The patients were divided into two groups according to hepatobiliary function (HBF). HBF was determined by serum bilirubin (greater than less than 1.5 mg/dL), serum albumin (greater than less than 3.5 g/dL), and bile bilirubin excretion (greater than less than 6 mg/d). There were 21 patients with "good" and 19 patients with… CONTINUE READING


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