Hepatic fibrosis and survival in biliary atresia

Viraine S. Weerasooriya, Frances V. White, Ross W. Shepherd

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In biliary atresia, progression of hepatic fibrosis before the Kasai portoenterostomy may explain why age is a major determinant of survival of the native liver. Blinded fibrosis scoring of surgical liver biopsies demonstrated that age and fibrosis correlate. Those biopsies with severe fibrosis predicted significantly worse survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-125
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


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