Image Tag: Posterior

Patient Positioning

With the patient in the left lateral decubitus position, the endoscopist facing the patient, and the scope relaxed as described in the text, entry into the stomach will generally give a view oriented with the lesser curvature at 12 o’clock, the greater cu

Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy

Distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy. The figure demonstrates the proper angle of approach when transecting the pancreatic body with the 30-mm GIA stapler. The posterior aspect of the pancreas must be dissected completely to allow free passage of the st

Radiographic Equipment

The textbooks state that the cystic duct enters the common duct along a relatively straight line in 75% of cases. The author has noted that this occurs in only 17% of operative cholangiograms; in the majority of cases, the cystic duct enters posterior, sp

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