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How can surgery help with treating low gamma-GT intrahepatic cholestasis?

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Your doctor may suggest surgery to ease symptoms and slow down the disease. In one procedure, doctors use a short section of intestine to make a new duct to let bile drain out of your child's body through an opening in the skin on the belly, called a stoma. This type of surgery work in kids who don't have cirrhosis.

In another procedure, a surgeon bypasses a section of the intestine where bile salts get absorbed back into the body and routes it to the colon.

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Low Gamma-GT Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "The Digestive System & How it Works."

National Library of Medicine: "How does the liver work?"

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis."

Children's Liver Disease Foundation: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: "What is Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)?"

Cincinnati Children's Health Center: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

California Pacific Medical Center: "MELD and the Waiting List for Liver Transplant."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Low Gamma-GT Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "The Digestive System & How it Works."

National Library of Medicine: "How does the liver work?"

National Library of Medicine, Genetics Home Reference: "Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis."

Children's Liver Disease Foundation: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

Childhood Liver Disease Research Network: "What is Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)?"

Cincinnati Children's Health Center: "Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis."

California Pacific Medical Center: "MELD and the Waiting List for Liver Transplant."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 12, 2018

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