The progressive degeneration of interlobular bile ducts in biliary atresia: an ultrastructural study.

The ultrastructure of the interlobular bile ducts were observed in hepatic specimens obtained at surgery in ten patients with biliary atresia, in order to investigate the progress of their degeneration over time after the onset of the disease. As an index for the passage of time, the degree of fibrosis in the portal tracts was investigated. Then the… CONTINUE READING