Preoperative assessment of postoperative liver function: The importance of residual liver volume

Carlo Pulitano, Michael Crawford, David Joseph, Luca Aldrighetti, Charbel Sandroussi

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Abstract

An inadequate volume of future liver remnant (FLR) remains an absolute contraindication to liver resection. FLR measurement correlates with surgical outcome and is fundamental to identify those patients that may benefit from portal vein embolization (PVE) and to assess the liver volume change following embolization. In order to minimize the risk of postoperative liver failure, preoperative analysis of FLR must be included in the surgical planning of every major liver resection. The aims of this review are to describe the use of preoperative volumetric analysis in modern liver surgery and indications for PVE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-450
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume110
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • hepatectomy liver function
  • liver surgery
  • residual liver volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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