Resection of nonresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer after percutaneous portal vein embolization.

  title={Resection of nonresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer after percutaneous portal vein embolization.},
  author={Daniel Azoulay and Denis Castaing and Alaoua Smail and Ren{\'e} Adam and V Cailliez and Alexis Laurent and Antoinette Lemoine and Henri Bismuth},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={231 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) on the long-term outcome of liver resection for colorectal metastases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Preoperative PVE of the liver induces hypertrophy of the remnant liver and increases the safety of hepatectomy. METHODS Thirty patients underwent preoperative PVE and 88 patients did not before resection of four or more liver segments. PVE was performed when the estimated rate of remnant functional liver parenchyma… CONTINUE READING
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