The treatment of biliary atresia in Europe 1969-1995.

  title={The treatment of biliary atresia in Europe 1969-1995.},
  author={Edward R Howard and Mark Davenport},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  volume={181 1},
European studies of biliary atresia have suggested that the aetiology is heterogeneous. Histological studies of the liver and biliary remnants excised at portoenterostomy have failed to identify any prognostic features except for the size of bile ductules in the porta hepatis. Most of the major series have confirmed that there is a relationship between age at portoenterostomy and clearance of jaundice which has been achieved in more than 67% of infants under 10 weeks of age. Cholangitis reduced… CONTINUE READING