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The cancer surgeons of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, work with our interventional radiologists to offer portal vein embolization for patients who have large liver tumors.
Portal vein embolization is a technique used prior to surgery to treat liver cancer. In most cases, the liver has a unique ability to re-grow tissue when a minimum portion of healthy tissue is left intact. In cases where a tumor of the liver is so large that a large amount of the tumor itself would have to be removed, doctors will induce the liver to grow larger prior to surgery. This allows the cancer surgeon to remove the tumor while leaving a large enough portion of the liver to sustain normal functions.
The interventional radiologists will identify and cut (block) off the blood vessel that enters the liver near the tumor. This is called embolization. This will prompt your liver to create new growth in the healthy part of the liver. This new portion of the liver will remain after surgery.
A cancer surgeon will then remove the cancerous tumor from your liver. The surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, which typically allows for faster recovery time and a smaller incision.
This procedure is generally recommended for patients with large liver tumors. In these cases, any healthy portion of the liver would be too small to properly function after surgery to remove the diseased portion.
Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, treats a broad range of cancers and benign tumors including colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcoma and melanoma. Mercy's surgical oncologists utilize modern medical technologies such as laparoscopy, brachytherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and microwave ablation to help eliminate tumors with minimal damage to healthy tissue.
Surgical Oncology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
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