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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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WAECHTER, Fábio Luiz; SAMPAIO, José Artur; PINTO, Rinaldo Danesi  and  PEREIRA-LIMA, Luiz. Use of central hepatectomies in the hepatobiliary surgeries. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2000, vol.27, n.6, pp.413-421. ISSN 0100-6991.

The treatment of hepatobiliary diseases by central hepatectomies has been one of the most important challenges in surgical technique at the end of this century. Although different techniques were used in the last decades, only recently they have been carried out safely, drastically reducing the morbidity and mortality rates, and thus providing favorable results in treating different hepatic diseases. Whether the liver does or not present chronic liver disease, the integration of related multiple-disciplinary teams in this type of surgery and disease has allowed complex ablations, sometimes bordering on the limit of the possibility of life.Based on the principle of maintaining a viable remaining hepatocyte mass and function, the morphological and functional study of the liver during the preoperative period requires the frequent use of techniques to transplant liver segments, both for vascular reconstruction and for the reduction and conservation of the liver mass. Thus, the resection of any part of the liver with a minimum use of blood products has proved feasible with thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the liver, and the use of echography during surgery. Different central hepatectomy techniques are, thus, presented, discussing indications and surgical details of each of them.

Keywords : Hepatectomy; Hepatic neoplasm.

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