JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, vol.108, no.2, pp.250-257, 2002 (SCI-Expanded)
Background. There are many experimental studies showing that increased intraabdominal pressure (LAP) reduces liver blood flow, leading to ischemia and portal venous congestion. But, there is no study evaluating the effect of increased IAP on liver regeneration. It is well known that acute liver ischemia and portal venous congestion impair liver regeneration. We, therefore, aimed to determine the effect of increased LAP on liver regeneration in this study.