Kasai, Morio

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Morio, 20th century Japanese surgeon.
Kasai operation - an operation for biliary atresia. Synonym(s): portoenterostomy
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Described in the 1950s by the Japanese surgeon Morio Kasai, portoenterostomy (Kasai) procedure remains the only form of therapy that can be offered to these patients besides liver transplant.
6) The primary surgical procedure in BA is the portoenterostomy as described by Morio Kasai.
Once diagnosed, biliary atresia can be treated with an operation called a 'kasai', named after the Japanese surgeon, Professor Morio Kasai, who developed the technique in 1959.