Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 19th, 2004
"Selective hepatectomy under the guidance of hepatic venous drainage has not yet been developed because hepatic venous occlusion alone produces no visible congested area. Now that this area can be identified by simultaneous occlusion of the hepatic vein and artery, venous-drainage-guided selective hepatectomy is considered feasible. Because the congested area becomes dysfunctional or atrophic due to the absence of portal blood supply, it can be regarded as a first candidate for preventive resection in livers that may bear latent tumors," researchers in Japan report.
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