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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with macroscopic liver cirrhosis: use of LigaSure

M Simone, MD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2004;04(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en1601

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This video demonstrates a safe approach to carrying a laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with macroscopic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. The surgeon uses a 5 mm bipolar cautery to ensure adequate hemostasis during the dissection.