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Hepatic resection is the treatment of choice for many secondary and primary hepatic tumors. With improvement in surgical techniques and earlier recognition of hepatic tumors, there has been a renewed interest in performing hepatic resections. In this operative review, we will describe the techniques for performing right-sided and left-side hepatic resections. A major hepatic resection can be performed with less than 5% mortality and approximately a 5% to 15% morbidity. Special mention will be made of performing a hepatic resection without vascular inflow occlusion. This is necessary in performing a hepatic resection for use in live donor liver transplantation.
Holt DR, Thiel DV, Edelstein S, Brems JJ. Hepatic Resections. Arch Surg. 2000;135(11):1353-1358. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.11.1353