Laparoscopic Hepatic Transection Using Habib™ 4X

  • Madhava Pai
  • Charis Kyriakides
  • Feng Xi
  • Nagy A. HabibEmail author


Laparoscopic surgery has undergone a major transformation in the last two decades, with the advancement of new instruments, new techniques, and increased surgical experience and skill. Laparoscopic hepatic surgery is now not only feasible and safe, but depending on the indication, preferable, decreasing perioperative morbidity and hospital stay. Nevertheless, laparoscopic liver resection remains a highly challenging surgical procedure because of the risk of massive bleeding during liver transection and the complicated biliary and vascular anatomy of the liver. The Laparoscopic Habib™ 4X is a device specifically designed to address these issues. The device and technique of hepatic transection using the Laparoscopic Habib™ 4X are described.


Laparoscopic liver resection Hepatectomy Radiofrequency Ablation Transection Technique Habib 4X 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madhava Pai
    • 1
  • Charis Kyriakides
    • 1
  • Feng Xi
    • 1
  • Nagy A. Habib
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.HPB Surgery, Hammersmith HospitalImperial College LondonLondonUK

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