Impaired liver function attenuates liver regeneration and hypertrophy after portal vein embolization
Yumiko Kageyama, Takashi Kokudo, Katsumi Amikura, Yoshihiro Miyazaki, Amane Takahashi, Hirohiko Sakamoto, Division of Gastroenterological Surgery, Saitama Cancer Center, Kita-adachi gun, Saitama Prefecture 362-0806, Japan
Author contributions: Kageyama Y designed and performed the research and wrote the paper; Kokudo T contributed to the analysis and supervised the report; Amikura K designed the research and supervised the report; Miyazaki Y, Takahashi A and Sakamoto H supervised the report.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Saitama Cancer Center.
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Takashi Kokudo, MD, Division of Gastroenterological Surgery, Saitama Cancer Center, 780 Komuro, Ina, Kita-adachi gun, Saitama Prefecture 362-0806, Japan. email@example.com
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Received: May 15, 2016
Peer-review started: May 17, 2016
First decision: June 14, 2016
Revised: June 26, 2016
Accepted: August 15, 2016
Article in press: August 16, 2016
Published online: October 8, 2016