Although the prognosis of biliary atresia has been dramatically improved in the era of liver transplantation, the Kasai operation is still the first line of surgical treatment. Successful hepatic portoenterostomy depends on early diagnosis and surgery, adequate surgical technique, prevention of cholangitis, and precise postoperative management. Copyright (C) 2000 by W.B. Saunders Company.
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