[The effect of liver arterialization on the regeneration process of the cirrhotic rat liver].Chir Forum Exp Klin Forsch. 1978CF
A portocaval shunt in the normal and cirrhotic rat liver results in a considerably diminished regenerative response following a 70% hepatectomy. Increased regenerative activity of a normal liver after arterialization of the portal vein is not necessarily due to improvement of total blood supply, since a similar regenerative response in the cirrhotic liver does not occur, although regenerative activity in a cirrhotic liver is quite similar to that in a normal liver. In the presence of a TAA-induced liver cirrhosis, liver regeneration 7 days after PCS and 70% hepatectomy is not improved by additional arterialization of the portal vein.