Morio Kasai: A remarkable impact beyond the Kasai procedure

Alejandro V. Garcia, Robert A. Cowles, Tomoaki Kato, Mark A. Hardy

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Morio Kasai is one of the most influential Japanese pediatric surgeons. He is best recognized in the United States for his pioneering efforts in the field of biliary atresia. His work revolutionized the treatment of infants born with biliary atresia throughout the world. Less is known about his remarkable impact in the fields of general surgery and pediatric surgery. This review highlights some of Dr Kasai's major contributions and highlights the influence he had in the establishment of pediatric surgery as a field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1027
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Biliary atresia
  • Kasai procedure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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