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Noninvasive Means to Identify Liver Fibrosis, Operative Risk in Liver Resection Patients


Background: Cirrhosis is associated with blood loss and severe postoperative complications. Liver stiffness measurement (LSM) assesses liver fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. LSM using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a noninvasive reproducible means to assess liver fibrosis. Objective: To determine whether LSM using MRE could be used to predict massive bleeding during liver resection and postoperative complications. Design: Prospective study. Methods: Patien more...
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