Successful revision of portoenterostomy in an infant with biliary atresia.

@article{Haber2006SuccessfulRO,
  title={Successful revision of portoenterostomy in an infant with biliary atresia.},
  author={Barbara Anne Haber and Jessi Erlichman and Meena Thayu and Alan W. Flake and Elizabeth B. Rand},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={e1-3}
}
We present a case report of a boy with biliary atresia who, after hepatoportoenterostomy performed on day 21 of life, had immediate resolution of cholestasis and remained anicteric until 3.5 months of age. He then abruptly developed acholic stools. Nuclear medicine imaging study showed no excretion. Broad-spectrum antibiotics and corticosteroids were administered but did not lead to clinical improvement; a surgical revision of the original anastomosis was undertaken at 4 months of age. At 14… CONTINUE READING