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How not to miss biliary atresia (1 CPD hour)



Although biliary atresia is rare, a missed case could be catastrophic. Paediatric surgeon Prof Mark Davenport explains how to spot it.

Learning objectives


This module will guide you through the process of spotting biliary atresia, including:

  • Identifying signs and symptoms commonly present in babies with this condition
  • Diagnosing biliary atresia, including differential diagnoses
  • Testing for biliary atresia, both first and second line investigations
  • Advice on the common pitfalls that can lead to a missed case

Author


Prof Mark Davenport is a consultant paediatric surgeon at the Paediatric Liver Centre, King’s College Hospital, London.

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