Venous Embolization of the Liver

Radiologic and Surgical Practice

  • David C. Madoff
  • Masatoshi Makuuchi
  • Masato Nagino
  • Jean-Nicolas Vauthey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. History and Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yun Shin Chun, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
      Pages 3-8
    3. Shin Hwang
      Pages 9-13
    4. Yoji Kishi, Takuya Hashimoto, Masatoshi Makuuchi
      Pages 15-22
    5. Ajay V. Maker, William R. Jarnagin, Anne M. Covey
      Pages 29-36
    6. Robin D. Kim, Jae-Sung Kim, Kevin E. Behrns
      Pages 37-47
  3. Preoperative Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Byung Ihn Choi, Jeong Min Lee
      Pages 51-59
    3. Harmeet Kaur, Evelyne M. Loyer, Chusilp Charnsangavej
      Pages 61-72
    4. Richard K. G. Do, Bachir Taouli
      Pages 73-81
    5. Keiichi Kubota
      Pages 83-94
    6. Mathew M. Augustine, Ihab R. Kamel, Timothy M. Pawlik
      Pages 95-105
    7. Thomas M. van Gulik, Wilmar de Graaf, Roelof J. Bennink
      Pages 107-120
  4. Embolization Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. David C. Madoff, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
      Pages 123-128
    3. Raymond H. Thornton, Anne M. Covey, David C. Madoff
      Pages 129-136
    4. Yoji Kishi, Yasuji Seyama, Masatoshi Makuuchi
      Pages 137-142
    5. Pierre Bize, Nicolas Demartines, Alban Denys
      Pages 143-149

About this book


Venous Embolization of the Liver: Radiologic and Surgical Practice explores the theoretical advantages and clinical implications for utilizing Venous Embolization techniques, including portal vein and hepatic vein embolization.


The practice of venous embolization of the liver was originally developed in Japan by Dr. Makuuchi (one of the co-editors of this book) in 1990 and since then, the techniques reviewed in this book are practiced throughout the world and are now considered the “standard of care” at many hepatobiliary centres worldwide.


Venous Embolization of the Liver: Radiologic and Surgical Practice covers a multitude of topics, including: pertinent vascular (microscopic and macroscopic) and surgical anatomy, liver regeneration (including the atrophy-hypertrophy complex), historical perspectives of major hepatic resection, various hepatobiliary surgical procedures , factors affecting hypertrophy, pathophysiology of embolization and resection, embolization techniques (including approaches and embolic agents), the indications for embolization and resection (including pre-operative volumetric and functional assessment and post-embolization followup), potential complications, outcomes data for different diseases, recently advocated strategies (including “definitive” treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma using portal vein embolization after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization) and future perspectives.


This book is a valuable resource for interventional radiologists and hepatobiliary surgeons who perform the embolization procedures and liver resections. Venous Embolization of the Liver: Radiologic and Surgical Practice can also be used secondarily by diagnostic radiologists, medical oncologists specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, liver transplant surgeons and basic scientists interested in liver regeneration physiology research.


Radiology Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • David C. Madoff
    • 1
  • Masatoshi Makuuchi
    • 2
  • Masato Nagino
    • 3
  • Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
    • 4
  1. 1.New York-Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Dept. Surgery INagoya UniversityNagoya, Aichi-kenJapan
  4. 4.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dept. Surgical OncologyUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-121-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-122-4
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