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Is biliary atresia detected before birth?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not generally

Some types can be seen soon after birth; evaluation is undertaken at that time.

In brief: Not generally

Some types can be seen soon after birth; evaluation is undertaken at that time.
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