Transhepatic portal vein embolization: anatomy, indications, and technical considerations.

@article{Madoff2002TranshepaticPV,
  title={Transhepatic portal vein embolization: anatomy, indications, and technical considerations.},
  author={David C. Madoff and Marshall E. Hicks and J. Nicholas Vauthey and Chusilp Charnsangavej and Frank Anthony Morello and Kamran Ahrar and Michael J. Wallace and Sanjay Gupta},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={1063-76}
}
Portal vein embolization (PVE) is increasingly being accepted as a useful procedure in the preoperative treatment of patients selected for major hepatic resection. PVE is performed via either the percutaneous transhepatic or the transileocolic route and is usually reserved for patients whose future liver remnants are too small to allow resection. It is a safe and effective method for inducing selective hepatic hypertrophy of the nondiseased portion of the liver and may thereby reduce… CONTINUE READING

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