Combined portal vein and hepatic vein embolization—finally the platinum procedure of regenerative liver surgery?

Erik Schadde


Regenerative liver surgery is the field of research and clinical practice which tries to increase the volume of the future liver remnant prior to resection. Too small liver remnants lead to post-hepatectomy liver failure after extensive resections, a syndrome of portal flow congestion, progressive cholestasis, lack of synthetic function, renal failure, ascites, encephalopathy and ultimately death from infection.