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Gallbladder contraction in biliary atresia: a pitfall of ultrasound diagnosis.
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PMID:  9634460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 3 (9 %) of 34 children with biliary atresia, US revealed gallbladder contraction following an oral feed, given on admission, but not with subsequent feeds. Surgery revealed a Kasai type IIIa biliary atresia with a patent communication between the gallbladder and duodenum. We propose that the bile ducts may initially have been patent, but then gradually became obliterated secondary to inflammation. These cases may explain the development of one type of biliary atresia.
S Ikeda; Y Sera; H Ohshiro; S Uchino; M Akizuki; Y Kondo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-14     Completed Date:  1998-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kumamoto University Medical School, Honjo 1-1-1, Kumamoto 860, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Atresia / classification,  etiology,  ultrasonography*
Gallbladder / physiology,  ultrasonography
Gallbladder Emptying / physiology*
Hepatitis / ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Jaundice, Neonatal / ultrasonography

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