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Portal Vein Embolization

Portal vein embolization is a liver cancer treatment technique originally pioneered in the 1980’s by a leader in liver surgery from Japan, Masatochi Makuuchi. It is used at present to cause the atrophy or shrinking of a part of the liver and the hypertrophy or extra growth of the remaining liver.

Ideal Candidates for Portal Vein Embolization

The setting in which this can be of benefit is in the preoperative patient in which you need to shrink the bad liver that you are going to remove and grow the good liver that you are going to leave behind. This is a useful technique in some patients in which a large resection needs to be done and the remaining liver will be a fairly small volume. Most liver cancer patients do not require this technique.

Contact my office to learn more about Portal Vein Embolization and other methods of liver cancer treatment.

 



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Ken Dixon, M.D.
Surgical Oncology of
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