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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Biliary Atresia (Definition)

Biliary atresia abnormal biliary tract that block bile from moving from liver to intestine. Bile backs up in the liver causing scarring and damage to liver cells.Symptoms become apparent from 2 - 8 weeks of age Below is a website with more information ...Read more


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What is done for biliary atresia?

What is done for biliary atresia?

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 transplant to survive. All cases are quite unique & conferring with the treatment team will provide the best information. ...Read more

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Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

Anyone's baby got biliary atresia?

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 benefit from a kasai procedure and go straight to liver transplant. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the whites of eyes, skin, darkening of urine and pale acholic stools. Elevation of direct bilirubin. Absence of gall bladder on ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

What are common symptoms and signs of biliary atresia?

Jaundice: Persistent jaundice in the newborn which is of the direct type or conjugated type is the early sign of biliary atresia. If it goes undetected in the newborn period, the child can develop liver failure. ...Read more

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Is there a syndrome with biliary atresia and fibrosarcoma?

No relationship: Biliary atresia is a condition in the young where the bile duct system of the liver closes down destroying liver function and leading to cirrhosis. Fibrosarcoma is a soft tissue lesion primary found as a mass arising in muscle tissue which best responds to surgical resection, but left alone will metastasize to organs like the lung. ...Read more

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Biliary atresia treatment?

Kasai procedure: Biliary atresia is most often diagnosed in the neonates. The first line treatment is a surgical procedure called portoenterotomy (kasai) in which a loop of intestine is connected to the liver to act as a conduit for bile drainage in place of the missing bile ducts. The beneficial effects of this procedure, however, is often short-lived many children went on to require liver transplantation. ...Read more

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What is the liver biliary atresia?

What is the liver biliary atresia?

Biliary atresia: Biliary atresia is a congenital scarring of the biliary ducts. These ducts transport bile made in the liver to the intestine so one can digest fats. The ducts scar and obliterate. Bile then cannot exit the liver which poisons the liver. These infants need corrective surgery before they are 2 months old. ...Read more

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Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

No: Biliary atresia is unsuspected until there is a persistent rise in bilirubin of the direct type. Initial imaging study should be a preprandial gall bladder ultrasound to see if gall bladder is present. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more