biliary atresiamedical dictionary

<embryology> A rare condition which is caused by the abnormal development of the bile ducts inside or outside the liver. The obstruction of bile flow from the liver can lead to cirrhosis of the liver if not treated.

Symptoms include jaundice in the second to third week of life along with clay-coloured stools.

See: newborn jaundice.

(27 Sep 1997)

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