The frequency and outcome of biliary atresia in the UK and Ireland

  title={The frequency and outcome of biliary atresia in the UK and Ireland},
  author={P. McKiernan and A. Baker and D. Kelly},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • P. McKiernan, A. Baker, D. Kelly
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Biliary atresia is an obliterative cholangiopathy of infancy that is fatal if untreated. Surgical treatment, the Kasai portoenterostomy, may restore bile flow and clear jaundice, and, if successful, achieve a 10-year survival of 90% with a native liver. The outcome of a 2-year cohort of children with biliary atresia in the UK and Ireland was assessed to find the current frequency, the factors influencing outcome, and the medium-term need for liver transplantation. METHODS Cases… CONTINUE READING
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