Ex-vivo resection techniques in tissue-preserving surgery for liver malignancies

  title={Ex-vivo resection techniques in tissue-preserving surgery for liver malignancies},
  author={Rudolf Raab and Hans J. Schlitt and Karl Juergen Oldhafer and Albrecht Bornscheuer and Hauke Lang and Rudolf Pichlmayr},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Some primary and secondary liver tumours are not absolutely irresectable, but cannot be resected using a conventional approach because of the limited warm ischaemia tolerance of the liver or poor accessibility of the tumour region. In such situations, the techniques of ex vivo liver surgery, pioneered by Rudolf Pichlmayr some 10 years ago, offer new chances for R0 resection. All the three different approaches, namely ”in situ”-, ”ante situm”-, and ”ex situ” resection, require the use of… CONTINUE READING


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