Clinical prospect of applying the chemical bile duct embolization to achieve a chemical hepatectomy in the treatment of highly selected hepatolithiasis.

@article{Li2009ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical prospect of applying the chemical bile duct embolization to achieve a chemical hepatectomy in the treatment of highly selected hepatolithiasis.},
  author={Fuyu Li and Li Sheng Jiang and Mechteld C de Jong and Nan Sheng Cheng and Jing Qiu Cheng and Ning Li and Xing Wu Wu},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={183-7; discussion 187-9}
}
The high recurrence rate of hepatolithiasis, together with the high operative risk of hepatectomy for specifically located stones shows that an effective treatment for intrahepatic stones has not been settled upon. It is commonly accepted that a diseased biliary duct mucosa is a prerequisite for the development of intrahepatic stones, and that segmental biliary obstruction is able to induce hepatic atrophy, fibrosis, and "self-cut" the obstructed hepatic segment. Therefore, we previously put… CONTINUE READING