Upper Abdominal Compartment


  • part of the liver (left lobe is resected)
  • gall bladder
  • contents of hepatoduodenal ligament (portal vein, common hepatic duct, cystic duct and common bile duct, proper hepatic artery)
  • pancreas, spleen and duodenum
  • part of the stomach (cardiac zone and pyloric zone with a part of the esophagus)
  • kidneys with suprarenal glands
  • celiac trunk with branches
  • part of the SMA and the SMV
  • specimen includes posterior abdominal wall for stability and part of diaphragm