Laparoscopic Liver Resection Using LPMOD
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The laparoscopic approach has developed greatly in the last 20 years. It allows the patient rapid return to daily activity and has been adopted almost worldwide. Laparoscopic hepatectomy is still a difficult and risky procedure and is only performed in a few large institutions in spite of the advantage of minimal invasion. The main reason is that the liver has rich blood supply and hepatic inflow occlusion is difficult to accomplish laparoscopically. Current instruments used in laparoscopic liver resection include ultrasonic knife, LigaSure, linear staple, etc. Our institution began to perform laparoscopic hepatectomy by curettage and aspiration (LHCA) using a proven version of Peng’s multifunctional operative dissector (PMOD), named the laparoscopic Peng’s multifunctional operative dissector (LPMOD).
KeywordsLiver resection Hepatectomy Peng’s multifunctional operative dissector Hepatectomy by curettage and aspiration dissection technique Laparoscopic liver resection
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