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Is surgery a possible cure for biliary atresia?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Tagge
Surgery - Pediatric
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Tagge
Dr. Edward Tagge
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Biliary atresia is an unusual condition usually in newborn babies.
Surgery can be used to bypass the blocked bile ducts. Each person and condition is different, and a pediatric surgeon specialist may know what is best.

In brief: Yes

Biliary atresia is an unusual condition usually in newborn babies.
Surgery can be used to bypass the blocked bile ducts. Each person and condition is different, and a pediatric surgeon specialist may know what is best.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One third of patients can be potentially cured if they get a kasai procedure in timely manner.

In brief: Yes

One third of patients can be potentially cured if they get a kasai procedure in timely manner.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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