Laparoscopic liver mobilization: Tricks of the trade to avoid complications

Naruhiko Ikoma, Osamu Itano, Go Oshima, Yuko Kitagawa

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Laparoscopic liver resection is gaining popularity because of the availability of new laparoscopic instruments and advanced techniques. Laparoscopic liver mobilization is not only necessary for pure laparoscopic liver resection but also for laparoscopy-assisted hepatectomy. Laparoscopy-assisted hepatectomy significantly reduces the length of the laparotomy incision, and it is a good educational transition to the more advanced laparoscopic liver resection. Laparoscopic liver mobilization is a simple and easy procedure if surgeons know what challenges to expect. Here, the technique of liver mobilization is summarized, along with those challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e21-e23
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 27


  • Liver mobilization
  • laparoscopic hepatectomy
  • laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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