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Cir Pediatr. 2004 Jan;17(1):21-4.

[Biliary atresia and polysplenia syndrome: outcome and growth post-transplantation].

[Article in Spanish]

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Servicio de UCI Pediátrica, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona.


Biliary atresia (BA) is the most common indication for liver transplantation in children. Approximately 7-10% of these patients have the associated polysplenia syndrome (PS). The prognosis of patients with BA and PS has been reported to be poorer than that in patients with BA without PS. All patients who underwent liver transplantation for BA and who still attend periodic controls at the outpatient clinic were considered. A retrospective study of outcome and growth in children with BA was made, and compared with a subgroup of patients with BA and PS. There were no significant differences on complications, liver and renal function tests, lipids and growth data. We concluded that BA and PS do not preclude successful liver transplantation.

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