Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology
Vol. 24, Nr. 3, Jun 2019
Limited Central Hepatectomy for Centrally Located Tumors: Is There a Place for Standardization?
Florin Botea, Alexandru Barcu, Adina Croitoru, Dana Tomescu, Irinel Popescu
Video Case Report, Jun 2019
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-24-3-170

Anatomical central hepatectomy is technically demanding and is often excessive. It has an increased risk for insufficient remnant liver volume, especially in case of P8 dorsal pedicle for segment 7 and or P5 dorsal for segment 6, and or abnormal background liver. On the contrary, limited central hepatectomy (LCH) for centrally located tumors, based on preserving the P8 dorsal and some of P5 and P4 pedicles (depending on tumor placement) is conservative, and therefore has a low risk for insufficient remnant liver volume.
It is less technically demanding, when compared to anatomical central hepatectomy. The right side of the resection plane is driven along the P8 dorsal pedicle intersecting the P8 ventral pedicle and as few of the P5 pedicles as possible. The left side of the resection plane is established according to tumor placement anywhere in between the Cantlie's plane and the falciform ligament.

The video presents 5 cases that support the conclusion that LCH may be standardized, with good results, especially when using intraoperative ultrasound guidance.

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