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Validating the BAVENO VI criteria to identify low risk biliary atresia patients without endoscopy for esophageal varix
Clinics And Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Portoenterostomy is the initial surgical treatment for biliary atresia (BA); however, no curative therapy exists for BA. Varix bleeding is a major complication of end-stage liver disease and must be determined in patients with BA, necessitating routine surveillance using esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). We attempted to validate criteria to identify BA patients requiring EGD. From January 2007 to December 2017, we selected BA patients who underwent Kasai surgery, transient elastography (TE),doi:10.1016/j.clinre.2020.04.007 pmid:32417223 fatcat:jd7xnsdus5hivmzksvbk2mzzhe