State of the art of intraoperative ultrasound in liver surgery: current use for staging and resection guidance.

@article{Donadon2014StateOT,
  title={State of the art of intraoperative ultrasound in liver surgery: current use for staging and resection guidance.},
  author={Matteo Donadon and Giuliano Costa and Guido Torzilli},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={500-11; quiz 512-3}
}
The performance of hepatic surgery without a parenchyma-sparing strategy carries significant risks for patient survival because of the not negligible occurrence of postoperative liver failure. In modern liver surgery the use of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) includes staging of the liver disease and more importantly resection guidance. IOUS allows the performance of so-called "radical but conservative surgery", which is pivotal in offering a chance of a cure to an increasing number of… CONTINUE READING
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