Latest Atresia Stories
Atlanta Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, has recently released the most comprehensive comparison of Microtia ear surgery procedures to date.
Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Children with a rare, life-threatening disease that is the most common cause of neonatal liver failure – biliary atresia – better tolerate liver transplants from their mothers than from their fathers.
Unexpected discovery of a new molecular signature for a destructive and often lethal pediatric liver disease may lead to a new therapeutic target for the hard-to-treat condition.
Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants.
Researchers have identified a set of "molecular signatures" for biliary atresia â€“ the most common diagnosis leading to liver transplant in children â€“ that can help identify the progression of disease at diagnosis and predict clinical outcomes.
WASHINGTON and BOSTON, Oct.
Scientists have linked an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection â€“ natural killer, or NK, cells â€“ to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver damage and death.
Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...