Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 12, Issue 7, pp 1154–1154 | Cite as

Video: The Lateral Laparoscopic Approach to Lesions in the Posterior Segments

  • Andrew A. Gumbs
  • Brice GayetEmail author
multimedia article


Although some authors believe that laparoscopy is contraindicated for the posterior hepatic segments, we believe that lesions in these segments are actually an indication for the minimally invasive approach. This video will illustrate the pertinent issues regarding instrument selection, trochar placement, intraoperative monitoring and steps necessary to perform laparoscopic resection of the posterior hepatic segments using totally laparoscopic techniques.


Posterior hepatic Lateral approach Deep segments Laparoscopic 

Supplementary material

Video (WMV 100 MB)

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical and Surgical Digestive Diseases, Institut Mutualiste MontsourisUniversity Paris VParisFrance

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