Modified Kasai's procedure for a choledochal cyst with a very narrow hilar duct

Yoshiki Morotomi, Takuji Todani, Yasuhiro Watanabe, Takuo Noda, Kokichi Otsuka

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Excision has been widely recognized as the treatment of choice for choledochal cysts. For biliary reconstruction after cyst excision, we have strongly recommended hepaticoenterostomy at the hepatic hilum with a wide anastomotic stoma to prevent postoperative cholangitis. However, we recently treated two infants in whom a wide anastomotic stoma could not be made due to a narrow hilar duct. Therefore, a hepatic portojejunostomy with Roux-en-Y anastomosis (Kasai's procedure) was performed after cyst excision in both case to permit free drainage of bile. The mucosa of the hilar duct was everted and fixed to the liver parenchyma to prevent stricture formation. Both babies have done well since the surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Choledochal cyst
  • Hepatic portojejunostomy
  • Kasai's procedure
  • Narrow hepatic duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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