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Atlas of Diagnostic Laparoscopy of Liver Diseases




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Last updated July 13, 2001
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* INDEX OF LIVER DISEASES

  1. Illustrative representation of diagnostic laparoscopy
  2. Normal liver
  3. Viral liver diseases
  4. Alcoholic liver diseases
  5. Metabolic liver diseases
  6. Liver tumors
  7. Autoimmune liver diseases
  8. Infectious liver diseases other than hepatitis viruses
  9. Peritoneal diseases
  10. Laparoscopic treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma

* Illustrative representation of diagnostic laparoscopy


Diagnostic laparoscopy of liver diseases is addressed when macroscopic observation as well as histological examination of the diseased liver are needed. This examination is often performed under local anesthesia. Before devices are inserted into the peritoneum, pneumoperitoneum is artificially made by an unexplorable gas such as CO2. Then, a laparoscope with a light-guide is inserted through a trocar. Following the observation and a photographic recording, liver biopsy is usually done for histological diagnosis. After hemostasis of the biopsied point is confirmed, pneumoperitoneum terminated and all devices are withdrawn and the abdominal wall closed.
(The illustration is from "Farbatlas der Laparoskopie" Pathologische Anatomie des Abdomens in vivo, von Kurt Beck et al.)




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