A rat model of a repeat 70% major hepatectomy.


BACKGROUND This study investigated the effects of a repeat 70% major hepatectomy in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS The left lateral and median lobes of the livers of 80 seven-week-old male Wistar rats were excised during primary hepatectomy, removing a total of 70% of the liver. In 40 of the rats, the regenerated right lateral lobe, comprising 70% of… (More)