Laparoscopic ultrasound navigation in liver surgery: Technical aspects and accuracy

M. Kleemann*, P. Hildebrand, M. Birth, H. P. Bruch

*Corresponding author for this work
37 Citations (Scopus)


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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)726-729
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 05.2006

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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