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J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc. 2019 Feb 26;20(1):62-63. doi: 10.4274/jtgga.galenos.2018.2018.0135. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Comparative surgical resection of the ligamentum teres hepatis in a cadaveric model and a patient with ovarian cancer

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Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Health Sciences University, Ankara Zekai Tahir Burak Woman’s Health Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Department of General Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Okan University, WM Medical Park Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey


Resection of all tumor implants with the aim of maximal cytoreduction is the main predictor of overall survival in ovarian carcinoma. However, there are high risk sites of tumor recurrence, and the perihepatic region, especially the point where the ligamentum teres hepatis enters the liver parenchyma under the hepatic bridge (pont hepatique), is one of them. This video demonstrates the resection of the ligamentum teres hepatis both in a cadaveric model and in a patient with ovarian cancer.


Pont hepatique; umbilical ligament; liver; ovarian cancer; cytoreduction

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