Role of preoperative color doppler ultrasound scan in the evaluation of the risk of injury of major branches of the middle hepatic vein during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Kebudi2002RoleOP,
  title={Role of preoperative color doppler ultrasound scan in the evaluation of the risk of injury of major branches of the middle hepatic vein during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Abut Kebudi and Ahmet Mesrur Halefoğlu and Gurkan Yetkin and Adnan Isgor and Cavit Goktas},
  journal={International surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={236-9}
}
During laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the separation of the gallbladder from the liver bed may sometimes cause severe hemorrhages. One reason for severe hemorrhages may be injury to the major branches of the middle hepatic vein (MHV), which may be too close or adherent to the gallbladder. In our institutional experience of 798 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, no major hemorrhage from the gallbladder bed has been encountered. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the relationship… CONTINUE READING