Portal vein reconstruction during surgery for cholangiocarcinoma.

  title={Portal vein reconstruction during surgery for cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Ryan Thomas Groeschl and David M. Nagorney},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  volume={32 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Complete surgical resection is the only curative-intent therapy for patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, and obtaining negative pathologic margins is crucial to allow for prolonged disease-free survival. Macrovascular tumor invasion adds technical complexity to surgical extirpation, but can be achieved with en bloc vessel resection… CONTINUE READING