Liver stiffness measurement by transient elastography as a predictor on posthepatectomy outcomes.

@article{Wong2013LiverSM,
  title={Liver stiffness measurement by transient elastography as a predictor on posthepatectomy outcomes.},
  author={Jeff Siu-Wang Wong and Grace Lai-Hung Wong and Anthony Wing-Hung Chan and Vincent Wai-Sun Wong and Yun Hsing Cheung and Ching-ning Chong and John Wong and Kit-fai Lee and Henry L. Y. Chan and Paul Bo-san Lai},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={257 5},
  pages={
          922-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis are well-known risk factors for morbidity after hepatectomy. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) using transient elastography is a new method for detection of hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis with high accuracy. Whether LSM can predict posthepatectomy outcomes has not been studied. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study in which consecutive patients underwent hepatectomy for various indications from February 2010 to July 2011. All patients received… CONTINUE READING
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