Should associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy be used for hepatocellular carcinomas with advanced portal vein tumour thrombi?

Should associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy be used for hepatocellular carcinomas with advanced portal vein tumour thrombi?

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Ruiyun Xu
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

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We describe the case of a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient with portal vein tumour thrombus (PVTT) and middle hepatic vein (MHV) invasion undergoing ALPPS operation. Unfortunately, the patient finally died because of serious intestinal paralysis and secondary infection. We explored some important issues about patient selection of HCC patients with PVTT and MHV and the correlation between the function and regeneration volume of future liver remnant in such patients.

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Received: Fri 23, Mar 2018
Accepted: Thu 12, Apr 2018
Published: Fri 20, Apr 2018
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© 2019 Ruiyun Xu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.RGM.2018.10.002