subhepatic space

subhepatic space

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the part of the peritoneal cavity between the visceral surface of the liver and the transverse colon.
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We found that in all 337 cases, abdominal drain was placed in the subhepatic space; data on the time of drain removal were insufficient, but most were removed on postoperative day one.
In group A, a drain was placed in subhepatic space after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and no drain was placed in group Bafter laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
The subhepatic space was routinely drained by a closed tube drainage system.
Suction of the subhepatic space and subdiaphragmatic spaces were performed.
A trace amount of fluid was retrospectively noted in Morrison's pouch within the right subhepatic space, potentially a herald leak from the weakened diverticular bladder wall (Figure 2).
A plain abdominal X-ray showed an abnormal gas shadow in the right subhepatic space, and a segment of gaseous distended colon, which was located on the right side of the abdominal cavity; this was interposed between the liver and the right diaphragm (Figure 1).
If a drain is in the subhepatic space, an external fistula develops.
Medial displacement of the tip of the right lobe of the liver due to focal collection of mucin in the right subhepatic space, known as Hellmer's sign, may be seen.
The drain was placed in the subhepatic space. Histopathologic report showed enlarged gallbladder, 15X10 cm, with lithiasis, 1.3 cm thick edematous wall, and transmural hemorrhagic necrosis with neutrophil infiltration (Fig.
(3) This method was used in our study exclusively for peptic perforation sized 0.5cm with early presentation and drain was kept in subhepatic space in every case.
2) which extended from the expected origin of the appendix to the subhepatic space. A diagnosis of peri-appendiceal abscess formation was made.
Haaga et al states that in early ascites, when the fluid is free moving and small in amount, it localizes in the cul de-sac or pericolic gutters or the subhepatic space. Gravity causes the fluid to collect in the pelvis or the right subhepatic space.