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

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Abstract

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.

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Correspondence to Brice Gayet.

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Gumbs, A.A., Gayet, B. Video: The Lateral Laparoscopic Approach to Lesions in the Posterior Segments. J Gastrointest Surg 12, 1154 (2008) doi:10.1007/s11605-007-0455-x

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Keywords

  • Posterior hepatic
  • Lateral approach
  • Deep segments
  • Laparoscopic