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Are there different options for treating biliary atresia?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Ba describes a variable issue that is basicly plumbing too small to let the waste drain out of the liver.Intrahepatic (small drainpipes inside the liver) it is worse than extrahepatic (pipes outside liver).
If a bypass can be created by 6-8wks, drainage can improve. However, many of these must have living donor partial liver transplant when or if the liver fails.

In brief: Depends
Ba describes a variable issue that is basicly plumbing too small to let the waste drain out of the liver.Intrahepatic (small drainpipes inside the liver) it is worse than extrahepatic (pipes outside liver).
If a bypass can be created by 6-8wks, drainage can improve. However, many of these must have living donor partial liver transplant when or if the liver fails.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Biliary atresia
Liver transplant is an option.
A partial liver resection with connection of bowel to the surronding ducts (if are adequate in size to connect to) is an other option.

In brief: Biliary atresia
Liver transplant is an option.
A partial liver resection with connection of bowel to the surronding ducts (if are adequate in size to connect to) is an other option.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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