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Laparoscopic liver surgery: parenchymal transection using saline-enhanced electrosurgery.
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PMID:  18773098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Minimally invasive liver resection (MILR) has evolved considerably in the past decade. Safe hepatic parenchymal transection, has been one of the technical hurdles that has become evident during the growth of MILR. Advances in technology have now made safe liver transection a reality allowing resections of greater magnitude. In this review, the precoagulation approach is described in both methodology and technique. Using this method of liver transection, we have been able to perform MILR of all varieties and magnitudes, with favorable patient outcomes. A detailed description of one particular device will be highlighted to disseminate our experience and thus broaden the technical options for hepatobiliary surgeons wishing to offer their patients a minimally invasive therapy.
Authors:
A J Koffron; J A Stein
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1365-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  HPB (Oxford)     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-05     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900921     Medline TA:  HPB (Oxford)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA. akoffron@nmh.org
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