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New technique for the retraction of the liver in laparoscopic gastrectomy


We developed a new technique for the retraction of the liver using a Penrose drain and a J-shaped retractor, which is both an easy and time-saving method that provides a good view during laparoscopic gastrectomy without damaging the liver.

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Sakaguchi, Y., Ikeda, O., Toh, Y. et al. New technique for the retraction of the liver in laparoscopic gastrectomy. Surg Endosc 22, 2532–2534 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-008-9801-7

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  • Liver retraction
  • Penrose drain
  • J-shaped retractor
  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy