Nonradiological Treatment for Liver Tumors



Historically, liver resection was associated with high operative morbidity as well as high perioperative mortality rates [1]. There was a routine need for blood transfusion due to high operative blood loss. Advances in surgical techniques, an increased understanding of the importance of low central venous pressure anesthesia to minimize bleeding, and improved perioperative care have resulted in reduced morbidity and very low operative mortality rates even with extensive liver resections [2, 3].


Liver Resection Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Portal Vein Embolization Future Liver Remnant Extrahepatic Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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