Sequential treatment of biliary atresia with Kasai portoenterostomy and liver transplantation: a review.

@article{Otte1994SequentialTO,
  title={Sequential treatment of biliary atresia with Kasai portoenterostomy and liver transplantation: a review.},
  author={J. B. Otte and Jean de Ville de Goyet and Raymond Reding and Victoria Hausleithner and Etienne Sokal and Christophe Chardot and B Debande},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={20 1 Pt 2},
  pages={41S-48S}
}
Biliary atresia is the most frequent cause of chronic cholestasis in infants. When left untreated, this condition leads to death from liver insufficiency within the first 2 yr of life. The modern therapeutic approach consists of a sequential strategy with Kasai portoenterostomy as a first step and, in case of failure, liver transplantation. After portoenterostomy, no more than 20% to 30% of patients will live jaundice-free into adulthood. Illness in another third will be palliated, and these… CONTINUE READING

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