Laparoscopic-assisted right lobe donor hepatectomy.

  title={Laparoscopic-assisted right lobe donor hepatectomy.},
  author={Alan J Koffron and Rose Kung and Talia Baker and Jonathan Fryer and Laura A Clark and Michael M I Abecassis},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  volume={6 10},
The major impediment to a wider application of living donor hepatectomy, particularly of the right lobe, is its associated morbidity. The recent interest in a minimally invasive approach to liver surgery has raised the possibility of applying these techniques to living donor right lobectomy. Herein, we report the first case of a laparoscopic, hand-assisted living donor right hepatic lobectomy. We describe the technical aspects of the procedure, and discuss the rationale for considering this… CONTINUE READING

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