Consequences of pneumoperitoneum on liver ischemia during laparoscopic portal triad clamping in a swine model.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Portal triad clamping (PTC) may be required during laparoscopic liver resection to limit blood loss. The aim of this study was to test in a swine model the hypothesis that during laparoscopic PTC, increased intraperitoneal pressure may alter hepatic vein reverse circulation, inducing a more severe hepatic ischemia compared with PTC performed in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.10.033

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