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Is there a cure for gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Most gastrointestinal tract birth defects are treatable through surgery. These birth defects, however, can be very dangerous and it's possible that other complications may occur. For example, some babies with biliary artresia (a rare disease in which the biliary tract between the liver and the intestine is blocked or absent) cannot be treated through surgery and usually have severely damaged livers that will need a transplant in couple of years. These birth defects can have life-threatening results.

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