Author(s): Ramrez Mayans JA, Mata Rivera N, Mora Tiscareo MA, Cervantes Bustamante R, Vargas Gmez MA, , Ramrez Mayans JA, Mata Rivera N, Mora Tiscareo MA, Cervantes Bustamante R, Vargas Gmez MA,
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Abstract We studied 26 children with congenital hepatic fibrosis during the period 1971-1993. About half of the children were about the 6 years old. Only two had brothers with same disease. The chief clinical manifestation was hematemesis associated or not with liver enlargement, predominantly of left lobe. Only one case showed fever and cholangitis. Liver function tests were usually normal. Twenty-two children had portal hypertension. Liver biopsy was of definitive for diagnosis. Seven children died.
This article was published in Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam
and referenced in Journal of Liver