Hepatic Regeneration Is Decreased in a Rat Model of Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome

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Background and Objectives:

Oxaliplatin is a chemotherapeutic drug for colorectal adenocarcinoma able to extend the indications for resection of colorectal liver metastases. However, the drug may severely injure hepatic sinusoids, inducing a sinusoidal obstruction syndrome in non-tumoral parenchyma with a risk of decreased regeneration in the remnant liver following partial hepatectomy.


We then investigated the evolution of hepatic functions and liver regeneration following partial hepatectomy in rats with sinusoidal obstruction syndrome. The sinusoidal obstruction syndrome was induced with a single intragastric administration of monocrotaline (MCT).


MCT administration induced obstruction of the hepatic microcirculation and increased portal pressure, hepatic VEGF expression, and Ki67 positive hepatocytes. A mild cholestasis was present without modification of hepatic tests. Following a 70% hepatectomy, liver regeneration was significantly impaired by MCT administration and this impaired regeneration was associated with hepatocellular injury evidenced 1 week after hepatectomy.


The presence of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome impairs hepatic regeneration in this rat model of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome.

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