Refractory cholangitis after Kasai's operation caused by candidiasis: A case report

Chiu Chiang Chen, Pei Yeh Chang, Chi Long Chen

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A case of biliary atresia treated by Kasai portoenterostomywas reexplored a year later for refractory cholangitis, which failed to respond to antibiotic treatment. Unexpectedly, the granulation tissue obstructing the porta hepatis contained pseudohyphae of Candida albicans. After curettage and Amphotericin B local irrigation, the patient became afebrile and anicteric.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-737
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes



  • Biliary atresia
  • Candidainfection
  • postportoenterostomy cholangitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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