Hepatic venous pressure gradient in the assessment of portal hypertension before liver resection in patients with cirrhosis

British Journal of Surgery, 04/27/2012

An increased HVPG was associated with postoperative liver dysfunction and mortality after liver resection in patients with HCC and liver cirrhosis, whereas indirect criteria of PHT were not. This study suggests that preoperative HVPG measurement should be measured routinely in these patients.

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