Portal vein ligation as an efficient method of increasing the future liver remnant volume in the surgical treatment of colorectal metastases.

@article{Capussotti2008PortalVL,
  title={Portal vein ligation as an efficient method of increasing the future liver remnant volume in the surgical treatment of colorectal metastases.},
  author={Lorenzo Capussotti and Andrea Muratore and Filippo Baracchi and Bernard Lelong and Alessandro Ferrero and Daniele Regge and Jean Robert Delpero},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={143 10},
  pages={978-82; discussion 982}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the volumetric increase of segments 2 and 3, segment 4, and the caudate lobe after portal vein ligation (PVL) and portal vein embolization (PVE). The small size of the remnant liver and chemotherapy-induced liver injury increase the risk of postoperative hepatic insufficiency after major hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases. Portal vein ligation has been suggested to be less effective than embolization in inducing hypertrophy of the remnant liver. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING