Vol 9, No 6 (December 2020): Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition

Review Article on Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis1

The role of associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy in the management of patients with colorectal liver metastasis
Juan Glinka, Victoria Ardiles, Juan Pekolj, Eduardo de Santibañes, Martin de Santibañes
Impact and clinical usefulness of genetic data in the surgical management of colorectal cancer liver metastasis: a narrative review
Georgios Antonios Margonis, Martin E. Kreis, Jaeyun Jane Wang, Carsten Kamphues, Christopher L. Wolfgang, Matthew J. Weiss
This non-systematic review presents evidence that genetic data can be used intraoperatively to tailor surgical margin width and technique, as well as to inform post-hepatectomy surveillance. Current evidence does not support the use of genetic data to guide selection of patients for surgery.

Original Article

A new classification for hepatocellular carcinoma with hepatic vein tumor thrombus
Zhen-Hua Chen, Kang Wang, Xiu-Ping Zhang, Jing-Kai Feng, Zong-Tao Chai, Wei-Xing Guo, Jie Shi, Meng-Chao Wu, Wan Yee Lau, Shu-Qun Cheng
A new classification was established to predict prognosis of HCC patients with hepatic vein tumor thrombus (HVTT) who underwent different treatments. This classification was superior to, and it may serve as a supplement to, the commonly used staging systems.
The benefit of curative liver resection with a selective bile duct preserving approach for hepatocellular carcinoma with macroscopic bile duct tumor thrombus
Anon Chotirosniramit, Akkaphod Liwattanakun, Sunhawit Junrungsee, Wasana Ko-iam, Trichak Sandhu, Worakitti Lapisatepun
HCC with bile duct tumor thrombus (BDTT) was relatively presentation. However, the results of our study indicate that it was not an end-stage condition. In selected patients, major liver resection with a selective bile duct preservation approach showed comparable long-term outcomes with a non-BDTT group.
Clear mortality gap caused by graft macrosteatosis in Chinese patients after cadaveric liver transplantation
Zhengtao Liu, Wenchao Wang, Li Zhuang, Jingfeng Liu, Shuping Que, Dan Zhu, Linfang Dong, Jian Yu, Lin Zhou, Shusen Zheng
It is still unclear for the quantified risk of graft steatosis on prognosis for Chinese patients after liver transplantation. Our study found the Chinese recipients seemed more susceptive to the risk of macrosteatosis (MaS), and risk threshold of graft MaS can be lowered to 10%.
Robotic-assisted versus open total pancreatectomy: a propensity score-matched study
Yuanchi Weng, Mengmin Chen, Georgios Gemenetzis, Yusheng Shi, Xiayang Ying, Xiaxing Deng, Chenghong Peng, Jiabin Jin, Baiyong Shen
Total pancreatectomy is a complex procedure with a significant impact in patient quality of life. In this study, the utilization of a robotic approach in 15 patients demonstrated decrease in median operative time and postoperative length of stay compared to the classic open approach with similar rates of postoperative complications.


Diagnosis-related Groups (DRG) pricing and payment policy in China: where are we?
Lihua Yu, Jingjing Lang
Metabolic associated fatty liver disease and cancer risk: causal role or epiphenomenon?
Ali Bayoumi, Mohammed Shatat, Mohammed Eslam
Promising anticancer therapy: combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors and molecular-targeted agents
Toshiharu Sakurai, Naoshi Nishida, Masatoshi Kudo
Management of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after resection
Hwee Leong Tan, Brian K. P. Goh
Clinical impact of omega-3 fatty acids (Ω3 FA) supplementation on liver surgery
Jean Gugenheim, Niccolo Petrucciani
Three-dimensional bioprinted liver tissue for transplantation: hope or hype?
Feihu Xie, Yao Xiao, Minshan Chen
A new tool for estimating liver cancer risk after a hepatitis C virus cure
Hamish Innes, William L. Irving
Targeting tumor microenvironment as a treatment strategy for hepatocellular carcinoma
Zuyuan Lin, Xiaonan Xiang, Di Lu, Xiao Xu
Assessing resectability for colorectal liver metastases: agreeing that we disagree
Luis I. Ruffolo, Koji Tomiyama, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro
When a new definition overhauls perceptions of MAFLD related cirrhosis care
Kenneth I. Zheng, Mohammed Eslam, Jacob George, Ming-Hua Zheng


1. The series “Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis” was commissioned by the editorial office, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition without any sponsorship or funding. Timothy M. Pawlik served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.

2. The series “Images in Clinical Medicine” was commissioned by the editorial office, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition without any sponsorship or funding.