The impact of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum on liver regeneration after liver resection in a rat model

@article{Schmidt2009TheIO,
  title={The impact of carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum on liver regeneration after liver resection in a rat model},
  author={Sven Christian Schmidt and Guido Schumacher and N. Klage and Sunny Chopra and Peter Neuhaus and Ulf Neumann},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-8}
}
In recent years, laparoscopic hepatic resection is performed by an increasing number of surgeons. Despite many advantages of the laparoscopic procedure, it is unclear whether the pneumoperitoneum affects the postoperative liver regeneration after liver resection. The current study aimed to investigate the influence of a carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum on liver regeneration in a rat model. In this study, 60 male Wistar rats were subjected to 70% partial hepatic resection. Of these 60… CONTINUE READING