Portal vein embolization effect on colorectal cancer liver metastasis progression: Lessons learned.

@article{AlSharif2015PortalVE,
  title={Portal vein embolization effect on colorectal cancer liver metastasis progression: Lessons learned.},
  author={Eman M Al-Sharif and Eve Simoneau and Mazen Hassanain},
  journal={World journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={142-6}
}
Colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) is the major cause of death in patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The gold standard treatment of CRLM is surgical resection. Yet, in the past, more than half of these patients were deemed unresectable due to the inadequate future liver remnant (FLR). The introduction of efficient portal vein embolization (PVE) preoperatively allowed more resections of metastasis in CRLM patients by stimulating adequate liver hypertrophy. However, several experimental… CONTINUE READING