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Models calculate risk for post-hepatectomy liver failure in cirrhosis

A pair of preoperative and postoperative models estimated the probabilities for post-hepatectomy liver failure in patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study.
While the safety of elective hepatectomies in patients with cirrhosis has increased in the last few decades, mortality due to post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) has been reported as high as 50% along with prolonged hospitalization, increased costs and poor long-term outcomes, according to Mathieu Prodeau, MD, from the Lille University Hospital in France, and colleagues.
“As PHLF explains most of the

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