Open Left Hepatectomy
Step by step
Abdominal cavity approach
Abdominal wall layers
For adequate exposure, the Chevron or the midline incision can be used. For a more detailed elaboration of this, refer to the courses ‘Abdominal Wall Incision – Midline‘ and ‘ Abdominal Wall Incision – Chevron‘.
Operating table adjustment
The hepatectomy is preferably performed in a flex and reflex position, or with a cushion underneath the patient’s back, to increase the exposure of the liver.
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