Preoperative Assessment of Liver Function


Many elements contribute to the optimal selection of patients who will undergo surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, including:
  • Improvement of the preoperative diagnosis in the definition of size, site and tumour extent related to intrahepatic vascularisation

  • Findings of the intraoperative workup

  • Knowledge of the biological behavior of the tumour

  • Effects of biliary obstruction and jaundice

  • Effects of parenchymal inflammatory process and of cholangitis on clinical course and prognosis

  • Nutritional state

  • Adjuvant therapy


Hepatic Resection Biliary Drainage Obstructive Jaundice Biliary Obstruction Portal Vein Embolization 
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