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Is Biliary Atresia Detected Before Birth
I'm 22 years old with a scar across my abdomen from a kasai procedure that was done a few days after birth. I had biliary atresia. It now hurts. Why?
No relationship: Biliary atresia is a condition in the young where the bile duct system of the liver closes down destroying liver function and leading to cirrhosis. Fibrosarcoma is a soft tissue lesion primary found as a mass arising in muscle tissue which best responds to surgical resection, but left alone will metastasize to organs like the lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Kasai procedure: Biliary atresia is most often diagnosed in the neonates. The first line treatment is a surgical procedure called portoenterotomy (kasai) in which a loop of intestine is connected to the liver to act as a conduit for bile drainage in place of the missing bile ducts. The beneficial effects of this procedure, however, is often short-lived many children went on to require liver transplantation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Biliary atresia involves both intra- and extra hepatic bile duct pathology. Standard extrahepatic bypass can provide extended survival for a minority of patients. Liver transplantation provides the only possibility for cure, though it carries with it significant morbidity and mortality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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