Posthepatectomy liver failure

Ocak I., TOPALOĞLU S., Acarli K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.6, pp.1491-1503, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2006-31
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1491-1503
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Liver surgery is one of the most complex surgical interventions with high risk and potential for complications. Posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) is a serious complication of liver surgery that occurs in about 10% of patients undergoing major liver surgery. It is the main source of morbidity and mortality. Appropriate surgical techniques and intensive care management are important in preventing PHLF Early start of the liver support systems is very important for the PHLF patient to recover, survive, or be ready for a liver transplant. Nonbiological and biological liver support systems should be used in PHLF to prepare for treatment or organ transplantation. The definition of the state, underlying pathophysiology and treatment strategies will be reviewed here.