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How does the Kasai procedure treat biliary atresia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The Kasai procedure treats biliary atresia by allowing bile to flow again. This surgical procedure connects the liver to the small intestine. It does not cure the problem. In some cases the Kasai procedure is not effective, and a liver transplant is necessary.

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