Haruhiro Inoue, Narihide Goseki, Yousuke Izumi, Kimiya Takeshita, Hiroshi Nakamura, Mitsuo Endo, "Laparoscopic Partial Hepatectomy: Animal Experiments", Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy, vol. 2, Article ID 807109, 4 pages, 1995. https://doi.org/10.1155/DTE.2.39
Laparoscopic Partial Hepatectomy: Animal Experiments
As a first step in firmly establishing laparoscopic hepatectomy, we introduce a porcine model of laparoscopic partial hepatectomy. This procedure has been successfully performed under the normal-pressure or low-pressure pneumoperitoneum condition supported by the full-thickness abdominal wall lifting technique. An ultrasonic dissector combined with electrocautery, newly developed by Olympus Optical Corporation (Japan) was effectively utilized in facilitating safe and smooth incisions into the liver parenchyma. Although indications for this procedure seem to be limited only to peripheral lesions and not to central lesions, clinical application of this method may be useful for some patients in the near future.
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