Role of laparoscopy during surgery at the porta hepatis

  • A Yamataka
  • GJ Lane
  • H Koga
  • J Cazares
  • H Nakamura

Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery in children has evolved to the extent that complex procedures can be performed with safety, with comparable outcomes to open surgery and with the advantages of minimal scarring and less pain. In this article, we describe the latest laparoscopic techniques used at Juntendo University Hospital in Japan, for treating conditions affecting the porta hepatis, focusing on biliary atresia and choledochal cysts. We also summarise our postoperative management protocols and discuss preliminary outcomes.

Published
2015-03-05
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135