Extracorporeal tumor cell filtration during extended liver surgery: first clinical use of leukocyte depletion filters--case series.

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BACKGROUND During oncologic surgery, intraoperative manipulation of tumor tissue is almost unpreventable and causes a high risk of tumor cell dissemination into venous blood. A tumor cell-reducing effect of leukocyte adhesion filter systems has been shown under in vitro conditions. METHODS In a first clinical attempt, leukocyte adhesion filters were… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1477-7819-11-159

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@article{Oldhafer2013ExtracorporealTC, title={Extracorporeal tumor cell filtration during extended liver surgery: first clinical use of leukocyte depletion filters--case series.}, author={Karl J. Oldhafer and Gregor Stavrou and Marcello Donati and Philipp Kaudel and Nils Roman Fr{\"u}hauf}, journal={World journal of surgical oncology}, year={2013}, volume={11}, pages={159} }