1976 Volume 118 Issue 3 Pages 199-207
Intrahepatic bile ducts in the vicinity of the porta hepatis were histologically investigated in 9 cases of biliary atresia and the pattern of bile duct was divided into two groups. In the first group, there were a few large bile ducts which had continuity to the extrahepatic bile duct. In the second group, many small bile ducts were histologically observed, but there was no large bile duct at the ports, hepatis. This type of abnormal bile ducts was seen in the cases of obliteration of bile ducts at porta hepatis.