Portal Hypertension: Contraindication to Liver Surgery?

  title={Portal Hypertension: Contraindication to Liver Surgery?},
  author={Lorenzo Capussotti and Alessandro Ferrero and Luca Vigan{\`o} and Andrea Muratore and Roberto Polastri and Hedayat Bouzari},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
In recent decades liver resection has become a safe procedure, mainly because of better patient selection. Despite this progress, however, outcomes of hepatectomy in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension are still uncertain. The aim of this study was to elucidate early and long-term outcomes of liver resection in these patients. Between 1985 and 2003, a total of 245 cirrhotic patients underwent hepatectomy for HCC. Altogether, 217 patients were eligible for this analysis and were divided… CONTINUE READING
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