Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

Thursday, 12 / 09 / 2021

Abstract

EDITORIAL

Prediction and Prevention of Post-hepatectomy Liver Failure: Where Do We Stand?

Amr Shaaban Hanafy*

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Zagazig University, Ash Sharqia Governorate, Egypt
*Correspondence to: Amr Shaaban Hanafy, Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department, Zagazig University, Al-Sharkia 44519, Egypt. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2901-2614. Tel: +20-1100061861, Fax: +20-552377179, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2021;9(3):281-282 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2021.00144
Received: April 17, 2021 Accepted: June 7, 2021 Published online: June 18, 2021

No standardized description or definition of post-hepatectomy liver failure has been introduced. Definitions based on the degree of rise in serum total bilirubin or prolongation of prothrombin time postoperatively were predictive of short-term mortality. Due to lack of universal definition, however, its prevalence is variable but may reach up to 12% post-hepatectomy, according to the definition by International Study Group of Liver Surgery, and or 34%, as in some reports.1

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