Upper midline incision for living donor right hepatectomy.

  title={Upper midline incision for living donor right hepatectomy.},
  author={Seong Hoon Kim and Seong Yeon Cho and Kwang Woong Lee and Sang-Jae Park and Sung-Sik Han},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={15 2},
Innovations and refinements in the techniques of living donor right hepatectomy (LDRH) have been made over the past decades, but the type and size of abdominal incision have been at a standstill since its inception. We introduce herein the upper midline incision for LDRH using the standard open technique. A prospective case-matched study was conducted on 23 consecutive donors who underwent LDRH under a supraumbilical upper midline incision (I group) from February to May 2008. These donors were… CONTINUE READING
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