Portal Vein Embolization: What Do We Know?

  title={Portal Vein Embolization: What Do We Know?},
  author={Alban Denys and John E Prior and Pierre Bize and R Carrasco Duran and Thierry de Ba{\`e}re and Nermin Halkic and Nicolas Demartines},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
Portal vein embolization (PVE) has been developed to increase the size of the future remnant liver (FRL) left in place after major hepatectomy, thus reducing the risk of postoperative liver insufficiency. PVE consist in embolizing preoperatively portal branches of the segments that will be resected. Indication is based on preoperative measurements of the FRL by computed tomography and its ratio with either the theoretical liver volume or by direct measurement of the functional liver volume… CONTINUE READING