Current techniques of liver transection.

@article{Poon2007CurrentTO,
  title={Current techniques of liver transection.},
  author={Ronnie Tung-ping Poon},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={166-73}
}
The operative mortality rate of liver resection has decreased from 10% to 20% before the 1980s to <5% in most specialized hepatobiliary centers nowadays. The most important factor for better outcome is reduced blood loss due to improvement in surgical techniques. Liver transection is the most challenging part of liver resection, associated with a risk of massive hemorrhage. Understanding the segmental anatomy of the liver and delineation of the proper transection plane using intraoperative… CONTINUE READING