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Totally laparoscopic left hepatectomy using the Torsional Ultrasonic Scalpel

Author(s): Georgios C Sotiropoulos | Paraskevas Stamopoulos | Petros Charalampoudis | Ernesto P Molmenti | Athanasios Voutsarakis | Gregory Kouraklis

Journal: World Journal of Gastroenterology
ISSN 1007-9327

Volume: 19;
Issue: 35;
Start page: 5929;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Laparoscopic surgery | Liver resection | Minimally invasive surgery | Hepatectomy | Bloodless surgery | Ultrasonic Scalpel | Ultrasonic dissector | Parenchyma transection | Liver adenoma | Focal nodular hyperplasia

Minimal invasive techniques have allowed for major surgical advances. We report our initial experience of performing total laparoscopic left hepatectomy (segments II-IV) with the Lotus (laparoscopic operation by torsional ultrasound) Ultrasonic Scalpel. The perioperative and postoperative courses of the young female patient were uneventful and she is in a good general condition without complaints 18 mo after surgery. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first total laparoscopic hemihepatectomy to be performed in Greece, as well as the first laparoscopic liver resection using Lotus shears.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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