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Table 7. Portal vein embolisation in liver metastases

Study

n

PVE to surgery day

Before

FRLV After

Increase

% Resected

De Baere et al. [54]

22

32

19

32

13

77

Azoulay et al., [51]

30

63

26

37

11

63

Kokudo et al. [50]

18

24

38

46

8

100

Elias et al. [58]

68

30

n.a.

n.a.

13

88

PVE, portal vein embolisation; FVRL, functional residual liver volume

This series includes 27 patients with liver metastases from other primary tumours

PVE, portal vein embolisation; FVRL, functional residual liver volume

This series includes 27 patients with liver metastases from other primary tumours increase the number of patients eligible for curative resection have been proposed: per-operative portal embolisation (PVE) and two-stage hepatectomy [49].

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