Anatomical hepatic resections follow segmental boundaries as described by Couinaud

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.


Dr Graham Stapleton is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a General Surgeon.

He specialises in liver and pancreatic surgery, with particular emphasis on removal of tumours of the liver and pancreas as well as other gastrointestinal cancers. He also supervises palliative treatments such as endoscopic and percutaneous stenting of obstructed bile ducts for those patients whose cancers are advanced and not resectable.

+27 (0) 21-6716181

+27 (0) 21-671-5775

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1406 Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital
Cnr DF Malan Street & Rua Bartholemeu Dias Plain
Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001