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Advantage of Using 8K Ultra-High-Definition Television System for Kasai Portoenterostomy for Biliary AtresiaFunding None.
Kasai portoenterostomy (KPE) is currently the first-line treatment for biliary atresia. Many pediatric surgeons have reported that the dissection of the fibrous remnant at the porta hepatis is one of the most important components of this procedure. Furthermore, laparoscopic portoenterostomy is being increasingly used to treat biliary atresia.
An advantage of laparoscopic surgery is that surgeons can more easily identify microbiliary ducts, owing to the magnification. We report the case of a 61-day-old girl on whom we performed an exploratory laparotomy and diagnosed type III biliary atresia using intraoperative cholangiography. For the first time, we performed an open KPE using an 8K ultra-high-definition television system. This allowed us to clearly view the porta hepatis and to successfully perform the portoenterostomy.
Keywordsbiliary atresia - 8K ultra-high-definition television system - Kasai portoenterostomy - Kasai procedure
This study was approved by the Asahikawa Medical University Research Ethics Committee (registration number: 20035), and written informed consent was obtained from the parents of the patient for publication of this case report and any accompanying images. A copy of the consent document is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal on request.
Received: 30 July 2020
Accepted: 09 October 2020
27 January 2021 (online)
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