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Early control of short hepatic portal veins in isolated or combined hepatic caudate lobectomy.
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PMID:  22893464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Caudate lobectomy has long been considered technically difficult. This study aimed to elaborate the significance of early control of short hepatic portal veins (SHPVs) in isolated hepatic caudate lobectomy or in hepatic caudate lobectomy combined with major partial hepatectomy, and to describe the anatomical characteristics of SHPVs.
METHODS: The data of 117 patients who underwent either isolated or combined caudate lobectomy by the same team of surgeons from 2005 to 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. From 2005 to 2007 (group A, n=55), we carried out early control of short hepatic veins (SHVs) only; from 2008 to 2009 (group B, n=62), we carried out early control of both SHVs and SHPVs. The two groups were compared to evaluate which surgical procedure was better. A detailed anatomical study was then carried out on the last 25 consecutive patients in group B to study the number and distribution of SHPVs during surgery.
RESULTS: Patients in group B had less intra-operative blood loss, less impairment of liver function, shorter postoperative hospital stay, fewer postoperative complications and required less blood transfusion (P<0.05). The number of SHPVs in the 25 patients was 183, with 7.3+/-2.7 per patient. The diameters of SHPVs were 1 to 4 mm. On average, 3.4 SHPVs/patient came from the left portal vein, 2.2 from the bifurcation, 1.4 from the right portal vein, and 0.3 from the main portal vein. On average, 3.3 SHPVs/patient supplied segment I of the liver, 0.4 for segment II, 2.1 for segment IV, 1.4 for segment V and 0.1 for segment VI.
CONCLUSION: Early control of SHPVs in isolated or combined hepatic caudate lobectomy may be a useful method to decrease surgical risk and improve postoperative recovery.
Zhi-Quan Qiu; Wei-Feng Tan; Pei-Ning Yan; Xiang-Ji Luo; Bai-He Zhang; Meng-Chao Wu; Xiao-Qing Jiang; Wan-Yee Lau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1499-3872     ISO Abbreviation:  HBPD INT     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101151457     Medline TA:  Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Biliary Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai 200438, China.
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