An isolated caudate lobectomy by the transhepatic approach for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic liver

Surgery. 1992 Jun;111(6):699-702.


A new strategy for the treatment of hepatic malignancy located deep in the cirrhotic liver is reported. A 66-year-old man, who had a 3 cm hepatocellular carcinoma in the cranial part of the caudate lobe, underwent an isolated caudate lobectomy. By transecting along the interlobar plane and opening the hepatic hilus anteriorly, we resected almost the entire caudate lobe without loss of the remaining liver parenchyma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / complications
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular / surgery*
  • Hepatectomy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver / physiopathology
  • Liver Cirrhosis / complications*
  • Liver Cirrhosis / diagnosis
  • Liver Neoplasms / complications
  • Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Liver Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Postoperative Period
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed