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What happens if the biliary atresia is left untreated?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Liver failure

True biliary atresia with chronic biliary retention causes cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, leads to liver failure, unless treated.

In brief: Liver failure

True biliary atresia with chronic biliary retention causes cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, leads to liver failure, unless treated.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Liver failure

If left untreatted nbiliary atresia will iill the liver. This results in numerous health problems, ascites, poor nutrition and growth, bleeding and eventually death.

In brief: Liver failure

If left untreatted nbiliary atresia will iill the liver. This results in numerous health problems, ascites, poor nutrition and growth, bleeding and eventually death.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Child dies

Eventual death.Twenty years ago biliary atresia was untreatable with two year mortality of 95%

In brief: Child dies

Eventual death.Twenty years ago biliary atresia was untreatable with two year mortality of 95%
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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