The functional-anatomic structure of the liver according to Couinaud classification based on the intrahepatical course of the vascular structures is the basis of all modern liver surgery. Consequently, the use of intraoperative ultrasound is an undisputed requirement for every liver resection. Exact following of the planned resection plane can be realized only with the application of permanent online navigation based on intraoperative ultrasound during the dissection of the hepatical tissue. Now that the authors have established ultrasound navigated resection in open liver surgery using a navigated parenchymal dissecting instrument, they intend to transfer this technique from open to laparoscopic liver surgery. A special adapter was developed to connect an ultrasound-based navigation system to laparoscopic instruments. The authors present the first results in terms of technical aspects and feasibility.
|Journal||Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 05.2006|
Research Areas and Centers
- Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)