Selective hepatic vascular exclusion versus Pringle manoeuvre in liver resection for tumours encroaching on major hepatic veins.

06:00 EDT 28th April 2012 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Selective hepatic vascular exclusion versus Pringle manoeuvre in liver resection for tumours encroaching on major hepatic veins."

Control of bleeding is crucial during liver resection, and several techniques have been developed to achieve this. This study compared the safety and efficacy of selective hepatic vascular exclusion (SHVE) and Pringle manoeuvre in partial hepatectomy for liver tumours compressing or involving major hepatic veins.
All patients undergoing liver resection between January 2003 and December 2010 for liver tumours compressing or involving one or more major hepatic veins were identified retrospectively from a prospective institutional database. Either SHVE or Pringle manoeuvre was used to minimize blood loss during hepatectomy. Data on demographics and the intraoperative and postoperative course were analysed.
From the database of 3900 patients, 1420 were identified who underwent liver resection for tumours encroaching on major hepatic veins using either SHVE (550) or the Pringle manoeuvre (870). Intraoperative blood loss (mean(s.d.) 480(210) versus 830(340) ml; P = 0·007) and transfusion requirements (mean(s.d.) 1·3(0·6) versus 2·9(1·4) units; P = 0·008) were significantly less in the SHVE group. In the Pringle group, hepatic vein injury resulted in major intraoperative bleeding of over 1000 ml in 65 patients (7·5 per cent) and air embolism in 14 (1·6 per cent), and three patients (0·3 per cent) died during surgery, whereas there was no major bleeding, air embolism or intraoperative death in the SHVE group. Postoperative liver failure, multiple organ failure and in-hospital death were significantly more common in the Pringle group (P = 0·019, P = 0·032 and P = 0·004 respectively).
SHVE was more efficacious than the Pringle manoeuvre in minimizing intraoperative bleeding and air embolism during partial hepatectomy for tumours encroaching on major hepatic veins, and decreased the postoperative liver failure rate. Copyright © 2012 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Third Department of Hepatic Surgery, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: The British journal of surgery
ISSN: 1365-2168


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [15349 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Endothelial Notch signaling is essential to prevent hepatic vascular malformations in mice.

Liver vasculature is crucial for adequate hepatic functions. Global deletion of Notch signaling in mice results in liver vascular pathologies. However, whether Notch in endothelium is essential for he...

How much ischemia can the liver tolerate during resection?

The use of vascular inflow occlusion (VIO, also known as the Pringle maneuver) during liver surgery prevents severe blood loss and the need for blood transfusion. The most commonly used technique for ...

First totally laparoscopic ALPPS procedure with selective hepatic artery clamping: Case report of a new technique.

ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy) is a new surgical approach for the treatment of liver tumors. It is indicated in cases where the future liver remnan...

Venous outflow reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation: Dealing with venous anomalies.

The reconstruction of the vascular outflow tract of partial liver grafts has received considerable attention in the past, especially in the setting of right liver grafts with undrained segments. Hepat...

Use of internal jugular vein grafts in reconstructing multiple venous orifices of right hepatic grafts without the middle hepatic vein trunk.

Most right hepatic grafts without the middle hepatic vein (MHV) trunk in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) have multiple venous orifices which should be reconstructed in order to avoid detrime...

Clinical Trials [5573 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Pringle's Maneuver Versus Selective Hepatic Vascular Exclusion in Hepatectomy

To confirm that SHVE is a safe and effective procedure and it can prevent bleeding of the hepatic vein. To evaluate the recurrence and metastasis in HCC patients undergoing hepatectomy by ...

The Effect of I/R Injuries by Pringle Manoeuvre on the Prognosis of HCC Patients After Curative Excision

This is a multi-centre prospective randomized controlled trial to explore the influence of ischemia-reperfusion injuries elicited by pringle manoeuvre during radical excision on the progno...

Pringle Manoeuvre Versus Portal Vein Clamping for Liver Resection

Liver resection is an operation to remove the diseased part of the liver. The liver is supplied by two vessels, the hepatic artery and the portal vein supplying 25% and 75% respectively of...

A Trial of Complete Versus Selective HepaticVascular Clamping in Hepatectomy

Intraoperative bleeding remains a major concern during liver resection. Pringle maneuver is the most frequently used method to occlude inflow blood of the liver.However, experimental and c...

Total Hemihepatic Vascular Exclusion in Hepatectomy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment

Total hemihepatic vascular exclusion(THHVE),completely isolates the right or left hemiliver ipsilateral to the lesion that requires resection from the systemic circulation,has the advantag...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A form of rapid-onset LIVER FAILURE, also known as fulminant hepatic failure, caused by severe liver injury or massive loss of HEPATOCYTES. It is characterized by sudden development of liver dysfunction and JAUNDICE. Acute liver failure may progress to exhibit cerebral dysfunction even HEPATIC COMA depending on the etiology that includes hepatic ISCHEMIA, drug toxicity, malignant infiltration, and viral hepatitis such as post-transfusion HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.

Conditions in which the LIVER functions fall below the normal ranges. Severe hepatic insufficiency may cause LIVER FAILURE or DEATH. Treatment may include LIVER TRANSPLANTATION.

Liver disease in which the normal microcirculation, the gross vascular anatomy, and the hepatic architecture have been variably destroyed and altered with fibrous septa surrounding regenerated or regenerating parenchymal nodules.

Passages within the liver for the conveyance of bile. Includes right and left hepatic ducts even though these may join outside the liver to form the common hepatic duct.

A group of metabolic diseases due to deficiency of one of a number of LIVER enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway of HEME. They are characterized by the accumulation and increased excretion of PORPHYRINS or its precursors. Clinical features include neurological symptoms (PORPHYRIA, ACUTE INTERMITTENT), cutaneous lesions due to photosensitivity (PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA), or both (HEREDITARY COPROPORPHYRIA). Hepatic porphyrias can be hereditary or acquired as a result of toxicity to the hepatic tissues.

Quick Search

DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Hepatology is the study of liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas, and diseases associated with them. This includes viral hepatitis, alcohol damage, cirrhosis and cancer. As modern lifestyles change, with alcoholism and cancer becoming more promi...

Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells.  In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...

Searches Linking to this Article