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Pediatric Biliary Tract Problems

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Summary

The biliary tract regulates the flow of digestive juices between the gallbladder (an organ that helps in digestion), the tubes in the liver that connect to the gallbladder, which are called the bile ducts, and the small intestine. When everything operates normally, babies start digesting food and having healthy bowel movements soon after birth.

Expanded Overview

Problems involving the biliary tract cause different type of problems in babies, particularly problems in digesting food properly. Some of the disorders involving the biliary tract include:

Treatment

There are many types of medical treatment for the disorders and sometimes surgery can help stop symptoms and repair any defects or damage.

 

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