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Atresia biliary

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
No: There is no proof that it is hereditary. Fortunately it is quite rare.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
No: Not hereditary. And thankfully very rare.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Birth defect: Malformation and scarrng obliteration of the bile ducts. Starts at birrth and progresses. Any infant who is jaundiced after one month of age needs a... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Plumbing problem: Think of the issue as if it were the sewer lines in your house.Much of the body's waste is processed in the liver and dumped into bile ducts.It should... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: If picked up early enough, some respond to surgery to re-establish bile flow. If operated later than 10 weeks of age, most will need a liver transplan... Read More
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Surgery: Bonafide biliary atresia requires surgery to confirm diagnosis and treat it. Surgery will involve creating ducts to transport bile from liver to the i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Several in las vegas. About one third do well. One third will do well for a time and will eventually need a liver transplant. Another third do not ben... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: The causes of biliary atresia are not well established and are probably multifactorial; genetic factors may play a permissive role in some cases, but ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
Bile Duct Blockage: The bile duct carries the bile formed in the liver to the small intestine. Any disease that narrows, scars, or obstructs the duct can be called atresi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
Multiple: Usually start with laboratory tests followed by ultrasound, scintigraphy and biopsy. The gold standard is an operative cholangiogram.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
Surgery: Once the diagnosis is made and if the baby is considered an appropriate candidate, the approach is surgical. As the problem is lack of drainage of b... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: Jaundice (yellow eyes and skin) is the first sign of ba. The onset occurs any time from birth up to 8 weeks of age, and it is unlikely to appear later... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Pediatric Surgery 28 years experience
Multidisciplinary: This diagnosis is made by a team of neonatologists, pediatric surgeons and pediatric gastroenterologists. It includes blood test, an ultrasound, a nuc... Read More

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