Gastroenterology

Portal hypertension predicts liver transplantation later in biliary atresia course





Recent study results showed that cholangitis episodes and the presence of portal hypertension or gastroesophageal varices in adolescence may predict the need for liver transplantation in adulthood among pediatric patients with biliary atresia.
“By 16 years of age, departure from the pediatric services will be near approaching,” Vandana Jain, from King’s College Hospital in the United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote. “Hence, the identification of prognostic markers, at 16 years of age, for poor outcomes in [biliary atresia] native liver survivors during adulthood, would

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