This method for partial hepatectomy enables the liver to first be isolated from the circulation and then resected or otherwise repaired. Excision of a segment of the vena cava which may also be involved by tumor may be carried out. Experiments on dogs have indicated that immediate function of the remaining portion of the liver which had been isolated is satisfactory. The concept has been applied clinically in two patients.
Fortner JG, Shiu MH, Howland WS, Gaston JP, Kunlin A, Kawano N, Hattori T, Beattie EJ. A New Concept for Hepatic LobectomyExperimental Studies and Clinical Application. Arch Surg. 1971;102(4):312-315. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350040074014