Laparoscopic hepatectomy: New approach for hepatocellular carcinoma

Makoto Hashizume, Mitsuo Shimada, Keizo Sugimachi

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This article presents the rationale for the laparoscopic approach to liver surgery, showing the technique of fully endoscopie and endoscopic-assisted formal and wedge hepatic resections. The early results are comparable to those of conventional surgery, with the benefits derived from minimal access surgery. Laparoscopic liver resections are technically feasible, with an acceptable morbidity and mortality rate, but extensive experience in conventional liver surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, and the availability of all requested technologies are indispensable prerequisites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology


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