Preoperative portal embolization to increase safety of major hepatectomy for hilar bile duct carcinoma: a preliminary report.

@article{Makuuchi1990PreoperativePE,
  title={Preoperative portal embolization to increase safety of major hepatectomy for hilar bile duct carcinoma: a preliminary report.},
  author={Masatoshi Makuuchi and B L Thai and Kenichi Takayasu and Tadatoshi Takayama and Tomoo Kosuge and Peter Gunv{\'e}n and Shintaro Yamazaki and Hirokazu Hasegawa and Hideo Ozaki},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={521-7}
}
Extensive liver resection for hilar bile duct carcinoma with jaundice has high morbidity and mortality rates because of postoperative liver failure. To minimize postoperative liver dysfunction, a portal venous branch was embolized before surgery to induce atrophy of the lobe to be resected and hypertrophy of the contralateral lobe in 14 patients with hilar bile duct carcinoma. Bile was drained before surgery in 11 patients with jaundice. Portal embolization did not produce major side effects… CONTINUE READING
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