"Small-for-flow" syndrome: shifting the "size" paradigm.

  title={"Small-for-flow" syndrome: shifting the "size" paradigm.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Asencio and Javier Vaquero and Luis Olmedilla and Jos{\'e} Luis Garc{\'i}a Sabrido},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={80 5},
The "small-for-size" syndrome and "post-hepatectomy liver failure" refers to the development of liver failure (hyperbilirubinemia, coagulopathy, encephalopathy and refractory ascites) resulting from the reduction of liver mass beyond a certain threshold. This complication is associated with a high mortality and is a major concern in liver transplantation involving reduced liver grafts from deceased and living donors as well as in hepatic surgeries involving extended resections of liver mass… CONTINUE READING

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