Some have used deeply placed absorbable mattress sutures, starting at the anterior lower liver edge and progressing upward along the line of demarcation. The liver tissue should be compressed with the capsule intact and not crushed. The liver may be divided in a variety of ways but ligatures or clips must be applied to the larger vessels or bile ducts on the cut surface of the right lobe. Clips are usually adequate on the left lobe side, which is to be resected. The deeply placed interrupted sutures near the dome of the liver do not go completely through all the liver tissue in the region of the dome.