Surgery Today

, Volume 28, Issue 12, pp 1229–1232 | Cite as

Surgical treatment of biliary atresia in the liver transplantation era

  • Ryoji Ohi


Biliary atresia (BA) still remains one of the most intractable gastrointestinal diseases in infancy dispite the concerted efforts of pediatric surgeons all over the world. The introduction of liver transplantation has revolutionized the protocols for the treatment of this condition. In this editorial, the role of hepatic portoenterostomy (the Kasai procedure) in the surgical treatment of BA in the “transplantation era” will be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryoji Ohi
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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