Concepts of Liver Resection for Primary and Secondary Tumors

  • L. H. Blumgart
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 100)


The amazing potential of the human liver to regenerate after hepatic resection allows removal of large portions of liver substance. The remnant, provided its blood supply, particularly portal blood supply and biliary drainage, is maintained, undergoes rapid regenerative hyperplasia and restoration of function. Detailed anatomical studies have defined the lobes and segments of the liver and provide the surgeon with the necessary planes for safe dissection.


Liver Resection Hepatic Resection Gall Bladder Cancer Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Major Hepatic Resection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. H. Blumgart
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  1. 1.Hepatobiliary Surgical Unit, Department of SurgeryRoyal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonGreat Britain

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