Laparoscopic hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma

M. Hashizume, K. Takenaka, K. Yanaga, M. Ohta, K. Kajiyama, K. Shirabe, H. Itasaka, T. Nishizaki, K. Sugimachi

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Despite recent progress in diagnostics for hepatocellular carcinoma, the rate of resectability remains low, mainly because of the advancement of the underlying liver disease. We report a case of a 54-year-old man with a hepatocellular carcinoma and poor liver function that was treated successfully with a laparoscopic hepatic resection. Laparoscopic hepatic resection is considered to be feasible with the aid of an ultrasonic dissector and a microwave coagulator; however, close attention should be paid to the development of air embolism and hepatic vein injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1291
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical endoscopy
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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