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Total laparoscopic right hepatectomy for large hepatoma using the Glissonian pedicle control with anterior approach

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2012;12(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3794

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Background: Although laparoscopic liver resection has been widely adopted, performing a total laparoscopic right hepatectomy remains a challenging procedure, especially in patients with large tumor. This video illustrates a useful technique for total laparoscopic right hepatectomy which was successfully performed in patient with large hepatoma. Methods: We demonstrate the case of a patient with a large tumor located in the right liver who underwent a total laparoscopic right hepatectomy. An anterior approach technique combined with Glissonian approach were used. The main steps of this technique are extraparenchymal control of right Glissonian pedicle en masse without liver dissection, parenchymal transection along the demarcation line, transection of right Glissonian pedicle, separation of whole right liver parenchyma, control and division of right hepatic vein and mobilization of the right liver from surrounding ligaments. No Pringle's maneuver was used. Results: The technique was successfully performed without complication. Operative time was 560 min. Intraoperative blood loss was 1.100mL. The length of hospital stay was 6 days. The pathological report was well-differentiated HCC and free surgical margin. Conclusion: Total laparoscopic right hepatectomy for large hepatoma by using the Glissonian pedicle control with anterior approach is feasible and safe.