Hepatic portocholecystostomy for biliary atresia: A 25-year follow-up and review

Samuel C. Schecter, Jesse Courtier, Soo Jin Cho, Payam Saadai, Shinjiro Hirose, Tippi C. MacKenzie, Doug Miniati

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Abstract We report the successful salvage of a patient's native liver 25 years after hepatic portocholecystostomy for biliary atresia. Our case demonstrates the effectiveness of biliary specific, high-resolution CT imaging in the diagnosis of, and operative planning for complex cases of biliary obstruction. We also report the longest-term pathologic follow-up of biliary atresia after hepatic portocholecystostomy. Life-long follow-up of patients with biliary atresia is important to prevent life-threatening complications of biliary stasis/obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Biliary atresia
  • Gallbladder Kasai
  • Hepatic portocholecystostomy
  • Long-term follow up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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