Liver resections: Complications and survival outcome

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Abstract

Today, liver resection represenis one of the most effective therapies in the treatment of defined liver diseases, particularly for hepatocellular carcinomas, liver metastases and tumors originating from the bile ducts. There have been a number of improvements in the technique but the use of kellyclasia associated with meticulous control of hemostasis and biliostasis appears to be more effective and efficient. The procedure is still burdened with some postoperative complications, the more characteristic of which are liver insufficiency, biliary leakage and ascites. Several neoplastic diseases, both primitive and secondary, can benefit from this therapy with substantial improvement of long-term survival, and a notable change in the natural history of the disease. For these situations, a consultation should always be performed by a surgeon experienced in hepatic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • Bile duct cancer
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver metastasis
  • Liver resection
  • Liver surgery
  • Postoperative complication
  • Postoperative survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology

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