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An ischemic event is considered the most likely cause of jejunoileal atresia
and is thought to occur between the 6th and 8th weeks of gestation.
In spite of all efforts, biliary atresia
remains the most common indication of liver transplant in young children.
There is pulmonary atresia
, where a muscular wall in the heart is not fully developed and needs to be reconstructed.
Diagnosed with biliary atresia
at just four months, Aleeyah's fight for survival has become even more urgent as she is in need of a life-saving liver transplant.
Each year, we see scores of children with chronic liver disease, predominantly secondary to biliary atresia
Main birth defects are neural tube defects, spinal disc herniation, esophageal atresia
, gastroschisis (infant's intestines stick out of the body through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord), and several others.
William, aged five, was born with biliary atresia
, for which there is no cure but a lifetime of medical care.
is seen in one in 10,000 babies worldwide," Sibal added.
Her tiny babe suffers from tricuspid atresia
, a form of congenital heart disease where there is no tricuspid valve.
is a hearing disorder that is difficult to treat.
He excludes arterial malformations like aneurysm, atresia
, ectasia, and stenosis, because they are rarely seen in a vascular anomalies center, and includes noneponymous combined vascular malformations like lymphatic-venous malformation.
The duodenal atresia
was successfully corrected and the post-operative period was uneventful.
Unfortunately in India, most babies with biliary atresia
are diagnosed after the age of 3 months
Children with prolonged neonatal hepatitis should be investigated urgently, as the outcome of a Kasai procedure for biliary atresia
is poorer in older babies.