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portoenterostomy

Pronunciation: por'to-en'ter-os'to-me

Definition: An operation for biliary atresia in which a Roux-en-Y loop of jejunum is anastomosed to the hepatic end of the divided extravascular portal structures, including rudimentary bile ducts.

Synonym(s): Kasai operation

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