The Kasai procedure (Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy) is a surgical procedure used to treat biliary atresia. In essence, it is a Roux-en-Y procedure with the biliopancreatic limb anastomosed to the porta hepatitis where the fibrosed bile ducts have been transected, hence the name Kasai portoenterostomy. Best long term outcome after a Kasai procedure is associated with a >20 % decrease in serum total bilirubin at 7th day post-Kasai and the prevention of portal hypertension.
- ↑ Chusilp S, Sookpotarom P, Tepmalai K, Rajatapiti P, Chongsrisawat V, Poovorawan Y, Vejchapipat P. Prognostic values of serum bilirubin at 7th day post-Kasai for survival with native livers in patients with biliary atresia. Pediatric surgery international. 2016 Jul 30.(Epub ahead of print) (Link to article – subscription may be required.)
- ↑ Sasaki H, Tanaka H, Wada M, Kazama T, Nakamura M, Kudo H, Okubo R, Sakurai T, Nio M. Analysis of the prognostic factors of long-term native liver survival in survivors of biliary atresia. Pediatric surgery international. 2016 Jul 27.(Epub ahead of print) (Link to article – subscription may be required.)