Role of preoperative biliary drainage of liver remnant prior to extended liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma.

@article{Kennedy2009RoleOP,
  title={Role of preoperative biliary drainage of liver remnant prior to extended liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma.},
  author={Timothy J. Kennedy and Adam Charles Yopp and Yilin Qin and Binsheng Zhao and Pingzhen Guo and Fan Liu and Larry H Schwartz and Peter Allen and Michael Ian D'Angelica and Yuman Fong and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Leslie Harold Blumgart and William R. Jarnagin},
  journal={HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={445-51}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, ipsilateral en bloc hepatic resection improves survival but is associated with increased morbidity. Preoperative biliary drainage of the future liver remnant (FLR) and contralateral portal vein embolization (PVE) may improve perioperative outcome, but their routine use is controversial. This study… CONTINUE READING