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The adaptive response of the reticuloendothelial system to major liver resection in humans.

Authors
  • Schindl, Martin J
  • Millar, Alistair M
  • Redhead, Doris N
  • Fearon, Kenneth C H
  • Ross, James A
  • Dejong, Cornelius H C
  • Garden, O James
  • Wigmore, Stephen J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2006
Volume
243
Issue
4
Pages
507–514
Identifiers
PMID: 16552202
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Preservation of a minimum volume of functioning liver is a prerequisite for adequate RES phagocytosis capacity, and failure of this system may predispose patients undergoing major liver resection to infection as observed in clinical studies.

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