Kasai procedure


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Kasai procedure

(ka-si')
[Morio Kasai, Japanese surgeon]
A procedure to treat biliary atresia in the newborn. Synonym: hepatic portoenterostomy
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If the gallbladder was atretic, without a lumen, the incision was extended and Kasai procedure was performed.
Many patients presented in advanced liver disease with liver dysfunction and portal hypertension, and the Kasai procedure would not have improved their outcome, which is improved if surgery is performed before the age of 8 weeks.
Various parts of the extrahepatic biliary system are initially affected, but intrahepatic bile ducts are subsequently involved in a significant proportion of patients, even in those who undergo an initially successful Kasai procedure.
For them traditional Kasai procedure was performed.
5,6) The current standard of care for BA is sequential surgical management with an initial Kasai procedure (KP), in which the obstructed extrahepatic bile duct is resected and a loop of bowel is brought to the porta of the liver in an effort to restore bile flow, followed by liver transplantation (LT) for those cases that progress to liver failure.
Corrective surgery - the Kasai procedure - is commonly used but it is not curative and leaves two-thirds of children needing a transplant, many before the age of two.