Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia: Clinical Aspects
The early diagnosis between intra- and extra-hepatic cholestasis is essential since the latter can be treated surgically. Until a few years ago, there were arguments against such an approach: these included the “non correctability” of extrahepatic biliary atresia, the rare occurrence of other forms of extrahepatic chole stasis and the adverse effects of surgery in patients with intra hepatic cholestasis. Surgery was performed only in cases of unresolved cholestasis after several months of evolution. This attitude has been challenged recently because surgical treatment of extrahepatic biliary atresia is available and positive results of surgical therapy are related to early intervention.
KeywordsBiliary Atresia Choledochal Cyst Intrahepatic Cholestasis Portal Fibrosis Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.ALAGILLED,ODIEVREM;Liver and Biliary Tract Disease in Children, Wiley and Sons, New York, 1979. pp. 68–93.Google Scholar
- 2.ALAGILLED: Cholestasis in the first 3 months of life. InProgress in Liver Diseases, volume VI. HPOPPER, FSCHAFFNER(eds). Grune & Stratton, N.Y. 1979. pp 471–485.Google Scholar
- 15.LAPSISJL,ORLANDORC,MITTELSTAEDTCA,STAABEV: Ultrasonography in the diagnosis of obstructive jaundice.Ann Intern Med 89: 61–63, 1979.Google Scholar
- 17.EDITORIAL: Noninvasive methods for diagnosis of jaundice.Lancet 2: 18–20, 1979.Google Scholar
- 18.CHAUMONTP,FORTIER-BEAULIEUM,GUBERTJP,SAVARYM,SILVERSTOFFS: Indications des explorations vasculaires hépatiques et spléniques chez l’enfant.J Radio Electrol51: 696–705, 1970.Google Scholar