The adverse effects of preoperative cholangitis on the outcome of portal vein embolization and subsequent major hepatectomies.


BACKGROUND The presence of cholangitis has been shown to impair liver regeneration capacity after major hepatectomy in a rat cholangitis model. It is unclear, however, whether the presence of cholangitis has any impact on liver generation in clinical settings. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of preoperative cholangitis on hepatic regeneration rates… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.04.036


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