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I was just wondering if Cirrhosis is inevitable, or if it can be avoided... I know that its probably inevitable, but if anyone knows anything really, that would be awesome. All I know is that its the hardening of the liver. Oh! Forgot to mention: Liver disease, Biliary Atresia, Post Kasia.

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8006172 tn?1396209138
I was nine weeks old..
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How old were you when you underwent the Kasai Procedure?

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Cirrhosis of the liver is not inevitable. If the underlying cause of the liver disease can be halted the liver progression can be stopped. Due to the liver's regenerational ability the liver disease that has already happened can be reversed. This is true up until the liver decompensates and the person develops End-Stage LIver Disease at that point they will need a liver transplant to prevent liver failure and death.

If the Kasai procedure is not successful, infants usually need a liver transplant within 1 to 2 years. Even after a successful surgery, most infants with biliary atresia slowly develop cirrhosis over the years and require a liver transplant by adulthood.

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