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an abnormal condition in which a normal opening or tube in the body (as the urethra) is closed or absent

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Initial experience with complex laparoscopic biliary surgery in children: biliary atresia and choledochal cyst [discussion in J Pediatr Surg.
Many postoperative biliary atresia (BA) patients suffer from liver dysfunction and chronic inflammation even without jaundice after Kasai's hepatic portoenterostomy.
Yes, the timing for biliary atresia needs a changin'.
Very little is known about the cause of biliary atresia, although it has been traced to the immune system responding to an infection in the liver and bile ducts.
Biliary atresia is when the liver's bile ducts become progressively blocked, leading to irreversible damage.
Biliary atresia is caused when the bile duct between the liver and the small intestine is blocked or absent.
Her two-year-old brother Matthew was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a life-threatening and incurable liver disease which will eventually mean he needs a transplant, shortly after he was born.
But joy for Debbie and husband Halldor, 46, was shortlived after doctors diagnosed the youngster with biliary atresia - which causes the liver to become inflamed and filled with poisonous bile.
She was born with biliary atresia, a disease of the bile duct found in babies.
The authors suggested that the persistence of a high GGT activity in the circulation of a single infant with surgically treated biliary atresia (BA) may reflect, at least in part, ingestion and absorption of GGT from breast milk.
When I was born, I was diagnosed with a disease called biliary atresia.
8) PSE has been used in the management of hypersplenism secondary to [beta]-thalassemia major, (9) hypersplenism secondary to cirrhosis with hepatocellular carcinoma, (10) hypersplenism in renal transplantation, (11) thrombocytopenia after liver transplantation, (12) after Kasai procedure for biliary atresia, (13) hereditary spherocytosis, (14) hypersplenism caused by Gaucher disease, (15) and to prevent dose limitation of cancer chemotherapy.
Understand further the etiology of biliary atresia.
Although apparently healthy, later tests showed she was suffering from rare liver disease biliary atresia.
Initially, most liver transplants were for children who suffered from biliary atresia or other illnesses, but transplants for adults who had liver cancer or viral cirrhosis rapidly increased since around 1999, the group said, adding more than 400 liver transplants were performed for adults in 2001.