Preoperative portal embolization.

@article{Takayama1997PreoperativePE,
  title={Preoperative portal embolization.},
  author={Tadatoshi Takayama and Masatoshi Makuuchi and Tomoo Kosuge and Jun'ichi Yamamoto and Kazuaki Shimada and Kazuto Inoue},
  journal={Annali italiani di chirurgia},
  year={1997},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={
          745-50
        }
}
Excess parenchymal loss associated with hepatectomy is the leading risk factor/for liver failure especially in patients with impaired hepatic function. Selective portal embolization (PE) before hepatectomy is aimed to induce an atrophy of the embolized lobe to be resected, with a compensatory hypertrophy of the/counterlobe to be preserved. We performed PE followed by hepatectomy in 58 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, n. = 44) or metastatic liver tumour (MLT, n. = 14). All the… CONTINUE READING

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