Summary of "Left hepatectomy."
Left hepatectomy is one of the most common types of hepatectomy. In order to perform the procedure, surgeons need to possess all the basic skills for accomplishing any liver resection. The most important points to bear in mind in relation to left hepatectomy are: (1) a precise recognition of the surgical anatomy of the vascular structures of the liver, especially the bile duct, because of the wide anatomic variations; (2) recognition that the procedure consists of the following three parts: hilar dissection, mobilization of the left liver, and liver resection; (3) an understanding that these steps need to be accomplished with great care to control bleeding and to avoid injury to the vessels supplying the right hemiliver.
Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan, email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic sciences
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21976070
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00534-011-0452-z
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Excision of all or part of the liver. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Heart Bypass, Left
Diversion of the flow of blood from the pulmonary veins directly to the aorta, avoiding the left atrium and the left ventricle (Dorland, 27th ed). This is a temporary procedure usually performed to assist other surgical procedures.
Absence of the orifice between the RIGHT ATRIUM and RIGHT VENTRICLE, with the presence of an atrial defect through which all the systemic venous return reaches the left heart. As a result, there is left ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR) because the right ventricle is absent or not functional.
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
A condition caused by underdevelopment of the whole left half of the heart. It is characterized by hypoplasia of the left cardiac chambers (HEART ATRIUM; HEART VENTRICLE), the AORTA, the AORTIC VALVE, and the MITRAL VALVE. Severe symptoms appear in early infancy when DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS closes.
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