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What are common complications associated with biliary atresia?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Many

Nutritional issues, ascites, bleeding, liver failure, big belly, failure to thrive.

In brief: Many

Nutritional issues, ascites, bleeding, liver failure, big belly, failure to thrive.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Liver

Rare, serious disease.
More in girls, blacks, asians; 1:10, 000 diagnosed early in life (< 1 month), jaundiced/yellowed. Special diet, surgery (kasai procedure) to put drainage for bile. If unsuccessful, need liver transplant. Untreated, bile buildup causes cirrhosis (scarring of liver) and liver failure. After liver transplant, need special meds and follow up.

In brief: Liver

Rare, serious disease.
More in girls, blacks, asians; 1:10, 000 diagnosed early in life (< 1 month), jaundiced/yellowed. Special diet, surgery (kasai procedure) to put drainage for bile. If unsuccessful, need liver transplant. Untreated, bile buildup causes cirrhosis (scarring of liver) and liver failure. After liver transplant, need special meds and follow up.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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