Right Lobectomy by J-Incision for Large Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Seiki Tashiro
  • Hidenori Miyake


Selecting the right approach for resection of a large liver tumor is very important. This patient was diagnosed by other doctors with an unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) because of too large a tumor mass. He approached our clinic requesting resection of his liver tumor. We used a J-Incision and thoracolaparotomy with division of the diaphragm that Makuuchi et al1 use generally to obtain a good operative field.


Inferior Vena Cava Hepatic Vein Cystic Duct Hepatic Lobe Middle Hepatic Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiki Tashiro
    • 1
  • Hidenori Miyake
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Tokushima School of MedicineTokushimaJapan

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