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Am J Surg. 1992 Jun;163(6):602-5.

Technique of hepatic vascular exclusion for extensive liver resection.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Princess Grace Hospital, Monaco, Principality of Monaco.

Abstract

Hepatic vascular exclusion, which includes clamping of the portal pedicle along with the inferior vena cava below and above the liver, may be a useful procedure for resection of liver tumors close to the hepatic veins or the vena cava that are usually considered unresectable by conventional techniques. Since complete caval exclusion is the key to good hemodynamic tolerance and a bloodless transection of the liver parenchyma, several technical aspects of the procedure must be accomplished and are detailed.

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