Effect of liver transplantation in a twin for biliary atresia on physical development and intellectual performance: Report of a case

Toru Ikegami, Takashi Nishizaki, Shoji Hiroshige, Koji Hashimoto, Katsuhiko Yanaga, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

A case of twins, one of whom suffered from biliary atresia, is described herein. Although the patient had been doing well until 11 years of age after previously undergoing a primary hepatic portoenterostomy, she had to then undergo a liver transplantation due to severe refractory cholangitis at 14 years of age. Although the patient's intellectual performance had severely declined due to the progression of her illness for several years, it completely recovered after the liver transplantation. In cases where the physical development in childhood has been well preserved, liver transplantation might therefore offer the chance for a full recovery of deteriorated intellectual performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-843
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Today
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

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Biliary Atresia
Liver Transplantation
Hepatic Portoenterostomy
Cholangitis

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Effect of liver transplantation in a twin for biliary atresia on physical development and intellectual performance : Report of a case. / Ikegami, Toru; Nishizaki, Takashi; Hiroshige, Shoji; Hashimoto, Koji; Yanaga, Katsuhiko; Sugimachi, Keizo.

In: Surgery Today, Vol. 30, No. 9, 01.01.2000, p. 841-843.

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Ikegami, Toru ; Nishizaki, Takashi ; Hiroshige, Shoji ; Hashimoto, Koji ; Yanaga, Katsuhiko ; Sugimachi, Keizo. / Effect of liver transplantation in a twin for biliary atresia on physical development and intellectual performance : Report of a case. In: Surgery Today. 2000 ; Vol. 30, No. 9. pp. 841-843.
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