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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At CHBAH, a failed hepatoportoenterostomy procedure (Kasai procedure) in children with biliary atresia accounts for the vast majority of referrals for paediatric liver transplantation.
The anatomic pattern of biliary atresia identified at time of Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy and early postoperative clearance of jaundice are significant predictors of transplant-free survival.
The most common surgical repair of biliary atresia is the Kasai operation, a hepatoportoenterostomy.