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World J Gastrointest Surg. Aug 27, 2021; 13(8): 814-821
Published online Aug 27, 2021. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v13.i8.814
Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy in the treatment of colorectal cancer liver metastases
Xu-Dong Wen, Le Xiao
Xu-Dong Wen, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Chengdu First People’s Hospital, Chengdu 610016, Sichuan Province, China
Le Xiao, General Surgery Center, The General Hospital of Western Theater Command, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, China
Author contributions: Wen XD participated in the writing of the main manuscript; Xiao L designed the outline and performed the revision of the manuscript.
Supported by the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Department Application Foundation Project, No. 2021YJ0198; Scientific Research Project of Sichuan Provincial Health Commission, No. 20PJ196; and Research Foundation of Chengdu Medical College, No. CYZ19-07.
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Corresponding author: Le Xiao, MD, Surgeon, General Surgery Center, The General Hospital of Western Theater Command, No. 270 Rongdu Avenue, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, China.
Received: February 9, 2021
Peer-review started: February 9, 2021
First decision: May 13, 2021
Revised: May 24, 2021
Accepted: July 13, 2021
Article in press: July 13, 2021
Published online: August 27, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Several previous reviews have discussed the associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) technique and its applications. However, this is the first review on ALPPS in colorectal liver cancer metastasis, in which the technical evolution of the procedure is described, its safety and efficacy are evaluated, patient selection process and technique improvement are discussed, and further directions are proposed.