What is the yield of intraoperative ultrasonography during partial hepatectomy for malignant disease?

@article{Jarnagin2001WhatIT,
  title={What is the yield of intraoperative ultrasonography during partial hepatectomy for malignant disease?},
  author={William R. Jarnagin and Ariadne M Bach and Corinne B. Winston and Lucy E. Hann and Nancy Heffernan and T Loumeau and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Yuman Fong and Leslie Harold Blumgart},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2001},
  volume={192 5},
  pages={577-83}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) during hepatic resection for malignancy changes the operative plan or identifies occult unresectable disease in a large proportion of patients. This study was undertaken to reassess the yield of IOUS in light of recent improvements in preoperative staging. STUDY DESIGN Patients with potentially resectable primary or metastatic hepatic malignancies subjected to exploration, bimanual palpation of the liver, and… CONTINUE READING

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