Major liver resection by a hanging maneuver for an infant with hepatoblastoma

Megumi Kobayashi, Masaru Mizuno, Yasushi Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Nitta, Go Wakabayashi

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Background: The liver hanging maneuver (LHM) was reported to be a safe and accurate method for hepatectomy, and its use in adults has been increasing in recent years. Because fragility of a blood vessel and the tissue is concerned about in the children as compared with adults, the adaptation to children is subobsolete. Case Report: We describe a case involving an extended right hepatic lobectomy using the LHM in a 5-monthold infant. We received LHM using foceps of the size identical to adults. There were no postoperative complications. Conclusions: Anterior approach is suitable for the hepatoblastomas to form a bulky tumor. LHM is a useful and safe technique for hepatectomy in pediatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 9
Externally publishedYes


  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Liver hanging maneuver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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