Portal vein embolization before major hepatectomy.

  title={Portal vein embolization before major hepatectomy.},
  author={Hai Liu and Yong Yang Fu},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={11 14},
To discuss the rationale, techniques and the unsolved issues regarding preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) before major hepatectomy. After a systematic search of Pubmed, we reviewed and retrieved literature related to PVE. Preoperative PVE is an approach that is gaining increasing acceptance in the preoperative treatment of selected patients prior to major hepatic resection. Induction of selective hypertrophy of the nondiseased portion of the liver with PVE in patients with either… CONTINUE READING
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