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November 1974

Extrahepatic Biliary Atresia: The Frequency of Potentially Operable Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Genetics Research Unit, Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation (Dr. Danks); and the departments of pathology (Dr. Campbell) and surgery (Drs. Clarke, Jones, and Solomon), Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(5):684-686. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110300094012

During an 18-year period, we have treated a total of 50 patients with extrahepatic biliary atresia. Of these, 24 were potentially operable. However, difficulty has been experienced in achieving satisfactory drainage of bile without the complication of cholangitis, especially when blind portoenterostomy has been employed.

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