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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 37-39

How well do we understand biliary atresia?


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
G Krishna Kumar
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
India
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Biliary atresia forms the prime surgical cause for neonatal jaundice, although the differential diagnoses of jaundice in the neonatal and infantile age group includes an exhaustive list of several medical causes. Despite various studies looking at the aspects of the pathology of the condition, it is not clear as to how exactly Biliary atresia is caused. The review attempts to look at the current literature concerning the etio-pathogenesis of Biliary atresia.


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