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Seoul National University Hospital succeeded in 'liver transplantation' using laparoscopy and robotic arm for the first time in the world.



It opened a new horizon in the field of surgery, where it is not easy to make a large incision in the abdomen, and medical reporter Cho Dong-chan exclusively covered it.



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are several hole marks on the upper abdomen and a 10cm incision on the lower abdomen.



[Lee Kwang-yong/Professor of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital: This, this, this, and this 4 were laparoscopically (the place where they were put) and one of these was the robot (the place where they were put) and the liver was removed.]



Y-shaped abdomen Liver transplantation, which is difficult even with a large incision, was performed through a small hole.



[Lee Kwang-yong/Professor of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital: Arteries are so small that they are 3mm long.

I can't see it. Well, I'm sewing with that kind of thread now.]



After six months of practice by veteran surgeons, the second attempt was successful.




[Lee Kwang-yong/Professor of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital: (at the first attempt) The anastomosis (connection of blood vessels between the liver) was not easy, a little differently than I first thought. So that's when I went straight to opening clothes. Because saving the patient comes first.]



It is the first time in the world that the entire process of removing a donor's liver and transplanting it into a recipient has been successfully performed laparoscopically.



[Imjaeyun (son) / liver donors: If you like to cross my mother may in fact further the rest of life to mother health I (donated) because enough with it]



[real value source (mother) / inter-giver: now too Thank you to my children, I can't say anything. Thank you.]



It's been a month since the surgery, and both my son and my mother recover quickly.



[Seo Gyeong-seok / Professor of Surgery at Seoul National University Hospital: Pain is also reduced, and post-surgery treatment becomes easier. And because there are no surgical wounds (scars) that you should have for the rest of your life, it is also very good cosmetically.]



This laparoscopic liver transplantation method will be published in a world-renowned academic journal.



(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyuk, video editing: Park Ji-in) 

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