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Suggest treatment for biliary atresia

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: My daughter is 3years old
Her name is XXXXXXX
She suffering from Billery attresia
My question is there any other was to save her from liver transplant ?
And my other question is if her lever is saved with the help of stem cell than do she need to go through any other surgery
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Surgical option is the only option but that does not mean liver transplant

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I am sorry to know about your daughter XXXXXXX Unfortunately no primary medical treatment is relevant in the management of extrahepatic biliary atresia. Surgical options are available however. There is a procedure called Kasai portoenterostomy which may be done. In most cases of atresia, dissection into the porta hepatis and creation of a Roux-en-Y anastomosis with a 35-cm to 40-cm retrocolic jejunal segment is the procedure of choice. It has been shown that extension of the portal dissection beyond the portal vein bifurcation and the umbilical point in the left hilum may improve the likelihood of achieving adequate biliary drainage.

So the answer to your question is that liver transplant is not the only option. However, I do not think that stem cell therapy would help. But surgical options are the only options.

The following link should be helpful for you:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/b/biliary/

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Brief Answer: Surgical option is the only option but that does not mean liver transplant Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I am sorry to know about your daughter XXXXXXX Unfortunately no primary medical treatment is relevant in the management of extrahepatic biliary atresia. Surgical options are available however. There is a procedure called Kasai portoenterostomy which may be done. In most cases of atresia, dissection into the porta hepatis and creation of a Roux-en-Y anastomosis with a 35-cm to 40-cm retrocolic jejunal segment is the procedure of choice. It has been shown that extension of the portal dissection beyond the portal vein bifurcation and the umbilical point in the left hilum may improve the likelihood of achieving adequate biliary drainage. So the answer to your question is that liver transplant is not the only option. However, I do not think that stem cell therapy would help. But surgical options are the only options. The following link should be helpful for you: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/b/biliary/ Regards