JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, cilt.22, ss.173-175, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
With the advent of single-port laparoscopy, the spectrum of abdominal surgeries performed is widening. The retraction of the left lobe of the liver in the upper gastrointestinal procedures is a critical maneuver with its added possible complications. In our study, we used the Cerrahpasa retractor (R) (trademark pending by E. Eyuboglu and T. Ipek) for the retraction of the left liver in 22 patients with a different concept other than using the suturing or silk lace techniques described in previous studies. In our technique, the potential of tearing the liver or other anatomical structures is minimal. We believe that, with the aid of our Cerrahpasa retractor, the problem of liver retraction is being solved by a simple and safe technique.