Liver segmentation: Practical tips.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_78B3DBD71CF0
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Liver segmentation: Practical tips.
Journal
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Author(s)
Germain T., Favelier S., Cercueil J.P., Denys A., Krausé D., Guiu B.
ISSN
2211-5684 (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2014
Volume
95
Number
11
Pages
1003-1016
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article, pdf : review
Abstract
The liver segmentation system, described by Couinaud, is based on the identification of the three hepatic veins and the plane passing by the portal vein bifurcation. Nowadays, Couinaud's description is the most widely used classification since it is better suited for surgery and more accurate for the localisation and monitoring of intra-parenchymal lesions. Knowledge of the anatomy of the portal and venous system is therefore essential, as is knowledge of the variants resulting from changes occurring during the embryological development of the vitelline and umbilical veins. In this paper, the authors propose a straightforward systematisation of the liver in six steps using several additional anatomical points of reference. These points of reference are simple and quickly identifiable in any radiological examination with section imaging, in order to avoid any mistakes in daily practice. In fact, accurate description impacts on many diagnostic and therapeutic applications in interventional radiology and surgery. This description will allow better preparation for biopsy, portal vein embolisation, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, tumour resection or partial hepatectomy for transplantation. Such advance planning will reduce intra- and postoperative difficulties and complications.
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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28/01/2014 10:00
Last modification date
08/05/2019 20:40
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