Kasai operation

por·to·en·ter·os·to·my

(pōr'tō-en'tĕr-os'tŏ-mē),
An operation for biliary atresia in which a Roux-en-Y loop of jejunum is anastomosed to the hepatic end of the divided extravascular portal structures, including rudimentary bile ducts.
Synonym(s): Kasai operation

Kasai operation

(kä-sī′)

Kasai operation

por·to·en·ter·os·to·my

(pōr'tō-en'tĕr-os'tŏ-mē)
An operation for biliary atresia in which a Roux-en-Y loop of jejunum is anastomosed to the hepatic end of the divided extravascular portal structures, including rudimentary bile ducts.
Synonym(s): Kasai operation.

Kasai,

Morio, 20th century Japanese surgeon.
Kasai operation - an operation for biliary atresia. Synonym(s): portoenterostomy
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Before a transplant, newborns must undergo a Kasai operation - a surgery designed to make a loop out of the intestine to replace the bile duct.
At present, no Kasai operations are carried out here after the only surgeon trained to do it died three years ago.
It was not really a failed Kasai operation, more like a failing liver.
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