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DRAGON 1- Training, Accreditation, Implementation and Safety Evaluation of Portal and Hepatic Vein Embolization to Accelerate Future Liver Remnant (FLR) Hypertrophy


Colon | Liver | Rectum

What is the purpose of this trial?

Brief Summary: Some colorectal liver metastases can only be resected after inducing liver regeneration by portal vein embolization (PVE) to increase size function of the future liver remnant (FLR). While PVE is standard, embolization of portal vein and hepatic veins (PVE/HVE) on one side of the liver may faster and more extensive liver size and function growth. PVE/HVE is a novel procedure and requires a safety and feasibility evaluation in a pretrial (DRAGON1) to then be compared in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to PVE (DRAGON 2).

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    Maastricht University
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