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Biliary atresia treatment?

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Dr. Stephen Cheng
Surgery - Transplant
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Cheng
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

First a patient will have a measurement of bile in blood and looking for conjugated versus unconjugated bile.
An ultrasound will be done to look for presence or absence of gallbladder. A hida scan will assess whether bile is being excreted into the intestine. If abnormal the patient will need open liver biopsy , cholangiogram and possible kasai procedure.

In brief: Surgery

First a patient will have a measurement of bile in blood and looking for conjugated versus unconjugated bile.
An ultrasound will be done to look for presence or absence of gallbladder. A hida scan will assess whether bile is being excreted into the intestine. If abnormal the patient will need open liver biopsy , cholangiogram and possible kasai procedure.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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