Laparoscopic Right Hemihepatectomy

  • Xiujun Cai


Laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy is one of the most difficult laparoscopic surgeries. The first series of laparoscopic right hemihepatectomy was reported by O’Rourke N in 2004 (O’Rourke and Fielding 2004). To this day, it is still not considered as a conventional surgery by the majority of institutes of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery worldwide. The major reasons hindering the development of this procedure could include the limited space for mobilizing the right lobe, difficulties in managing short hepatic veins and right hepatic pedicle, and the possibility of massive bleeding in liver transection.


Bile Duct Stone Extrahepatic Bile Duct Bile Duct Stricture Major Liver Resection Inflow Occlusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiujun Cai
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  1. 1.Department of General SurgerySir Run Run Shaw Hospital Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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