Marko Gmijović, Ljiljana Jeremić Savić, Milica Nestorović, Vanja Pecić, Branko Branković, Miodrag Djordjević, Tatjana Jevtović Stoimenov, Marko Stojanović, Milan Radojković, Miroslav Stojanović

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Bleeding during liver resection is a significant threat to the clinical outcome. Portal triad occlusion with complete ischemia of the liver flow of hepatoduodenal ligament is a well-documented, safe and useful way to reduce this problem. Although the technique is efficient in limiting blood loss, there is still controversy concerning potential disadvantages and subsequent reperfusion liver injury. A prospective analysis will include at least 30 patients 18-75 years old, who are undergoing liver resection due to metastases of the colorectal carcinoma. After signing the informed consent, the parameters will be analyzed in three phases, pre-, intra- and postoperatively. During surgery (indicated by a surgical/oncological team of doctors not related to our study) liver tissue samples will be taken of the “healthy liver” (not involved in the tumor process) in which after tissue homogenization, analysis of parameters will be done responsible for the development of liver injury. This research will not affect the clinical practice, course and outcome of the treatment in patients who are included. The study may be useful for future patients who will undergo liver resections. The application of modern research methods with scientific validity of statistical processing of data and the use of appropriate literature, significant data will be obtained about the character, i.e. intensity of damage of the liver tissue in patients undergoing liver resections.


liver resection, ischemia-reperfusion injury, colorectal carcinoma metastases, apoptosis, vascular isolation of liver

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