Utility of the hooking technique for cases of major hepatectomy

G. Torzilli, M. Montorsi, A. Gambetti, D. Del Fabbro, M. Donadon, P. Bianchi, N. Olivari, M. Makuuchi

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Currently, resective hepatic surgery should be considered an echoguided surgical procedure to guarantee conservative but radical resections. A simple and original technique guided by intraoperative ultrasonography, termed the "hooking technique," had been described previously. It enables the ligation sites of the intrahepatic vessels during systematic segmentectomy to be chosen precisely. This report describes a further application of this technique to allow safe ligation of portal vein main branches invaded by tumor thrombi during major hepatectomies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1157
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005


  • Intraoperative ultrasonography
  • Liver hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Liver neoplasms
  • Liver surgery
  • Liver tumor therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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