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ALPPS in Right Trisectionectomy: a Safe Procedure to Avoid Postoperative Liver Failure?
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PMID:  23288719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: To induce rapid hepatic hypertrophy and to reduce post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF), associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been recently developed for patients with a limited future liver remnant. The aim of this study was to further assess the perioperative risk of this procedure and its specific indications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was performed between November 2010 and April 2012 for patients undergoing right trisectionectomy by the ALPPS approach. Liver volume, intra- and postoperative complications, including PHLF, and residual tumour status were compared for patients with different diagnoses. RESULTS: The interval between two operations in nine patients undergoing ALPPS was 13 days (median). Sufficient hepatic hypertrophy was achieved with a volume gain of 87.2 % (median). All patients underwent right trisectionectomy without residual tumours. In contrast to six patients with uneventful intra- and postoperative course, bile leak, vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infection, PHLF and sepsis developed in two of three patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma as the preoperative diagnosis. CONCLUSION: ALPPS leads to sufficient hepatic hypertrophy within 2 weeks, avoiding PHLF in most patients. In patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma, ALPPS should be applied with extreme caution due to high morbidity and mortality.
Jun Li; Paolo Girotti; Ingmar Königsrainer; Ruth Ladurner; Alfred Königsrainer; Silvio Nadalin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastrointest. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Tuebingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, 72076, Tuebingen, Germany,
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