Tag Archives: liver resection

Segmental volumes analysis of the liver: neither segments nor patients are equal

Here is my editorial highlight from the May issue of HPB the official journal of the IHPBA, AHPBA, E-AHPBA. The technology used to measure liver volume continues to improve and with it our understanding of liver anatomy in relation to … Continue reading

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Liver metastases through a glass less darkly

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB December issue. Achieving R0 resection margins is the best way to cure colorectal liver metastases but patterns of recurrence within the liver suggest that some lesions are missed by pre-operative imaging or … Continue reading

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Small for size syndrome (s)

Small for size (SFS) syndrome is a condition which causes considerable confusion partly because the term has been extended beyond its original meaning. It was initially used to describe the situation in liver transplantation where a patient develops liver dysfunction … Continue reading

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High intensity focused ultrasound — a big hitter with low impact?

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB which has recently increased its impact factor to 1.94. The article is on High intensity focused ultrasound and its role in treating small hepatocellular carcinoma. HIFU has been used in the … Continue reading

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Resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma – some hints and tips

The final part of this blog on cholangiocarcinoma is of course the surgery. I personally find surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma technically challenging. There is no doubt that it is some of the technically most complex and difficult surgery that we … Continue reading

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Preparatory work to resect a hilar cholangiocarcinoma-Portal vein embolization

In the previous part of this blog (Preparatory work to resect a hilar cholangiocarcinoma-biliary drainage and volumetry) I described the initial stages of working up a patient with a Bismuth Type 3A hilar cholangiocarcinoma in whom it is planned to perform … Continue reading

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Singing the obesity blues in liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma

Here is my latest highlight from the journal HPB Obesity is a global problem and fatty liver disease is one of many consequences of the changing waistlines of society. The association between obesity and development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, … Continue reading

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