TY - CHAP A1 - Hao Lu A2 - Guoqiang Li A3 - Ling Lu A4 - Ye Fan A5 - Xiaofeng Qian A6 - Ke Wang A7 - Feng Zhang ED1 - Hesham Abdeldayem Y1 - 2013-02-13 PY - 2013 T1 - Vasoactive Substances and Inflammatory Factors in Progression of Liver Cirrhosis with Portal Hypertension N2 - Longmire, called it a "hostile" organ because it welcomes malignant cells and sepsis so warmly, bleeds so copiously, and is often the ?rst organ to be injured in blunt abdominal trauma. To balance these negative factors, the liver has two great attributes: its ability to regenerate after massive loss of substance, and its ability, in many cases, to forgive insult. This book covers a wide spectrum of topics including, history of liver surgery, surgical anatomy of the liver, techniques of liver resection, benign and malignant liver tumors, portal hypertension, and liver trauma. Some important topics were covered in more than one chapter like liver trauma, portal hypertension and pediatric liver tumors. BT - Hepatic Surgery SP - Ch. 22 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/52663 DO - 10.5772/52663 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-12 ER -