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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 496-498
Bioline Code: is02003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 496-498

 en Appendix as a Biliary Conduit in Children with Biliary Atresia
Amar A. Shah, Anirudh V. Shah


Biliary conduits are constructed during operations for biliary atresia. A wide variety of options are available for biliary tract reconstruction. We present our experience of treating three children with extrahepatic biliary atresia by using appendix as biliary conduit. After mobilizing the appendix on its vascular pedicle, nonrefluxing, tunneled anastomosis was made with the 2nd part of duodenum and the appendix. The operative procedure is simple and less time consuming. From our preliminary experience with this technique, the operation seems simple and satisfying. The postoperative cholangitis was conspicuously absent. Though the long-term efficacy still remains to be proven, the appendix should prove durable as a functional conduit.

extrahepatic biliary atresia, appendix

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