Diffuse bile duct carcinoma treated by major hepatectomy and pancreatoduodenectomy with the aid of pre-operative portal vein embolization. Report of two cases

Kazuo Chijiiwa, Kenichi Nishiyama, Masaki Takashima, Kazuhiro Mizumoto, Hirokazu Noshiro, Shuji Shimizu, Koji Yamaguchi, Masao Tanaka

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Abstract

A successful resection rate for diffuse bile duct carcinoma is low. Major hepatectomy combined with pancreatoduodenectomy is a possible choice for curative resection, but the post-operative mortality rate after such an extensive surgery has been reported to be high. The main reason for post-operative death is liver failure. With the aid of pre-operative portal vein embolization, major hepatectomy (left lobectomy and extended right lobectomy with caudate lobectomy) and pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy was successfully applied to 2 patients with diffuse bile duct carcinoma as a one-stage surgery. We herein report these 2 cases discussing the usefulness of pre-operative portal vein embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1634-1638
Number of pages5
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume46
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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