Predicting liver failure following major hepatectomy.

@article{Garcea2009PredictingLF,
  title={Predicting liver failure following major hepatectomy.},
  author={Giuseppe S. Garcea and Seok Ling Ong and Guy J Maddern},
  journal={Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={798-806}
}
Pre-operative determination of the risk of liver dysfunction has come under criticism with regards to its usefulness in clinical practice. Opinion is split between centres which use such tests uniformly on all patients and those where clinical judgment alone is used. Published data would not suggest any difference in mortality, morbidity or liver failure rates between these groups. This review outlines and presents the evidence for pre-operative quantification of functional liver remnant volume… CONTINUE READING

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