Liver resectability based on physical characteristics

  • Rick Selby
  • Juan R. Madariaga
  • Shunzaburo Iwatsuki
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 69)


Uncertainty regarding the liver’s tolerance for resection always occurs whenever there is physical deviation from the norm. A methodical consideration of individual physical characteristics helps to assess the liver accurately. Following are some general guidelines we use to judge the vitality of the liver and its potential for resection.


Liver Resection Hepatic Resection Residual Liver Intraarterial Chemotherapy Develop Liver Failure 
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    Iwatsuki S, Sheahan DG, Starzl TE. 1989. The changing face of hepatic resections. Curr Probl Surg 26:289–378.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

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  • Rick Selby
  • Juan R. Madariaga
  • Shunzaburo Iwatsuki

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