Hepatectomy Specimen Handling

Hepatectomy Specimen Handling

Laura Webb Lamps, MD

In order to orient the liver, it is important to identify the right lobe image lateral to the falciform ligament and the left lobe medial to the falciform ligament image.

Viewed from below, the quadrate lobe is between the gallbladder fossa and the ligamentum teres image, and the caudate lobe image is between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava.


Partial Hepatectomy

  • Ranges from removal of a small wedge to a lobe or more

  • Typically consists of lesion plus a variably sized rim of nonneoplastic liver parenchyma

Liver Explant

  • Result of liver transplantation

    • Tumors

      • Goals of evaluation are to assess margins and stage tumor

    • Medical liver disease

      • Goal of evaluation is to determine or confirm cause of liver disease &/or liver failure


Specimen Handling

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Hepatectomy Specimen Handling
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