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What happens if the initial treatment for biliary atresia fails?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Transplant

Treatment for biliary atresia is a kasai procedure which should be done before 60 days of life to be effective.
One third of patients will do well and be cured. One third will do well for a period of time(years) but will eventually need a liver transplant. The final third will fail kasai and need a liver transplant sooner.

In brief: Transplant

Treatment for biliary atresia is a kasai procedure which should be done before 60 days of life to be effective.
One third of patients will do well and be cured. One third will do well for a period of time(years) but will eventually need a liver transplant. The final third will fail kasai and need a liver transplant sooner.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Liver transplant

If you mean surgery, i.
e. Kasai procedure, as "the initial treatment", then liver transplantation is often needed. Untreated, chronic bile buildup leads to cirrhosis and liver failure.

In brief: Liver transplant

If you mean surgery, i.
e. Kasai procedure, as "the initial treatment", then liver transplantation is often needed. Untreated, chronic bile buildup leads to cirrhosis and liver failure.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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