Steatosis as a risk factor in liver surgery.

  title={Steatosis as a risk factor in liver surgery.},
  author={Reeta L. Vetel{\"a}inen and Arl{\`e}ne K van Vliet and Dirk Joan Gouma and Thomas Matthijs van Gulik},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={245 1},
OBJECTIVE To review present knowledge of the influence of hepatic steatosis in liver surgery as derived from experimental and clinical studies. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Hepatic steatosis is the most common chronic liver disease in the Western world, and it is associated with obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Fatty accumulation affects hepatocyte homeostasis and potentially impairs recovery of steatotic livers after resection. This is reflected clinically in increased mortality and… CONTINUE READING