Preoperative selective portal vein embolization (PSPVE) before major hepatic resection. Effectiveness of Doppler estimation of hepatic blood flow to predict the hypertrophy rate of non-embolized liver segments.

@article{Gerunda2002PreoperativeSP,
  title={Preoperative selective portal vein embolization (PSPVE) before major hepatic resection. Effectiveness of Doppler estimation of hepatic blood flow to predict the hypertrophy rate of non-embolized liver segments.},
  author={Giorgio Enrico Gerunda and Massimo Bolognesi and Daniele Neri and Roberto Merenda and Diego Miotto and Franco Barbazza and Fabio Zangrandi and Marco Bisello and Michele Valmasoni and Antonio Gangemi and Alessandro Gagliesi and Alvise Maffei Faccioli},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 47},
  pages={1405-11}
}
Hepatocellular carcinoma may be unresectable for volumetric reasons. The future remaining liver after hepatectomy might be too small to ensure survival. Preoperative selective portal vein embolization of the tumorous lobe can induce hypertrophy of the future remaining liver and enable safer surgery. A 76-year-old patient with hepatocellular carcinoma needed… CONTINUE READING