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Liver Resections

Anatomical hepatic resections follow segmental boundaries as described by CouinaudCouinaud

Hepatectomy Terminology












The transection plane for right or left hepatectomy is the interlobar plane, which is marked by Cantlie's line from the gallbladder fossa to the medial edge of the inferior vena cava at the diaphragm




Hepatectomy Terminology

Hepatic Resections











Bile leakage is one of the most important and common complications after hepatic resection, because it is associated with an increased risk of sepsis and hepatic failure. Doing a leak test with IGC dye followed by IGC fluorescent cholangiography using the photodynamic dye may help to minimise the risks of bile leaks