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How is biliary atresia generally treated?

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

Once the diagnosis is made and if the baby is considered an appropriate candidate, the approach is surgical.
As the problem is lack of drainage of bile from the liver to the intestine, a new connection is made between the liver and intestine. It is called a portoenterostomy or a kasai procedure. Sometimes the child is not a candidate and may need transplantation of liver.

In brief: Surgery

Once the diagnosis is made and if the baby is considered an appropriate candidate, the approach is surgical.
As the problem is lack of drainage of bile from the liver to the intestine, a new connection is made between the liver and intestine. It is called a portoenterostomy or a kasai procedure. Sometimes the child is not a candidate and may need transplantation of liver.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

Biliary atresia is treated by surgery to reconstruct the bile ducts that are missing or obliterated.
If done before 60 days of age there is a 33% chance of success. The operation is called a kasai procedure. If unsuccessful, one is looking at a liver transplant.

In brief: Surgery

Biliary atresia is treated by surgery to reconstruct the bile ducts that are missing or obliterated.
If done before 60 days of age there is a 33% chance of success. The operation is called a kasai procedure. If unsuccessful, one is looking at a liver transplant.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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