Surgical Resection of Hepatic Tumors-Patient Selection and Technical Considerations

  • George W. DanekerJr.
  • Charles A. Staley
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 109)


Operative resection remains the principal curative treatment of patients with liver metastasis from colorectal carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell carcinoma, and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. The successful emergence of liver resection has resulted from improvements in imaging and tumor staging, a clearer understanding of hepatic anatomy and resulting surgical technique, and better management of concurrent medical problems. At present, the mortality for liver resection in patients with normal liver function should be below 5%.


Inferior Vena Cava Hepatic Vein Hepatic Resection Caudate Lobe Middle Hepatic Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. DanekerJr.
    • 1
  • Charles A. Staley
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Surgical AssociatesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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