Modern technical approaches in resectional hepatic surgery

Christoph W. Michalski, Kevin G. Billingsley

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Techniques in liver surgery have improved considerably during the last decades, allowing for liver resections with low morbidity and mortality. Preoperative patient selection, perioperative management, and intraoperative blood-sparing techniques are the cornerstones of modern liver surgery. Multimodal treatment of colorectal liver metastases has expanded the group of patients who are potential candidates for liver resection. Adjunctive techniques, including preoperative portal vein embolization and staged hepatectomy, have facilitated the safe performance of extensive liver resection. This article provides an overview of indications for liver resection and a systematic description of the technical approach to the most commonly performed resections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-72
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Liver metastasis
  • Liver surgery
  • Primary liver tumors
  • Surgical techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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