Published online Dec 8, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i34.1535
Peer-review started: June 24, 2016
First decision: August 11, 2016
Revised: September 11, 2016
Accepted: October 25, 2016
Article in press: October 27, 2016
Published online: December 8, 2016
Core tip: Right umbilical portion (RUP) is a rare congenital anomaly, and its presence is associated with anomalous ramifications of the hepatic artery, portal vein, and biliary system. Major Hepatectomies for patients with this anomaly are complicated and require a careful approach. The Glissonean approach is acknowledged as a successful technique. The targeted Glissonean pedicle to be resected or preserved is easily identified by clamping; thus, the Glissonean approach can be used in various situations of hepatic resection. This report describes the usefulness of the Glissonean technique, especially in cases with an anomaly, such as RUP.