LIVER - Cirrhosis secondary to biliary atresia

This is a portion of an infant's liver; the outer surface shows nodules up to 1 cm in diameter. The cut surface shows numerous, for the most part small, nodules separated by white fibrous tissue. In the central part of the specimen there are structures which appear to contain bile.
This child presented at the age of 6 weeks with jaundice. A diagnosis of biliary atresia was established; an attempt to relieve this surgically failed and the child died in liver failure.