J Minim Invasive Surg.  2017 Dec;20(4):125-128. 10.7602/jmis.2017.20.4.125.

Current Status of Laparoscopic Liver Resection: Experiences from Tertiary Center

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. hanhs@snubh.org
  • 2Department of Surgery, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India.
  • 3Department of Surgery, Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi, Philippines.

Abstract

Laparoscopic liver resection has been widely accepted nowadays for selective cases of liver diseases. Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy and minor LLR are considered standard practice worldwide and cautious introduction of major laparoscopic liver resections like hemihepatectomies, central sectionectomy etc.. in institutions having experienced liver surgeons. Because of increasing young liver donor, laparoscopic donor hepatectomy is becoming popular, which gives better cosmetic outcomes. Many clinical trials compared laparoscopic liver resection safety, long term outcomes with open procedures. More recently, advances in laparoscopic instruments and techniques encouraged Korean surgeons to choose a laparoscopic procedure as one of the treatment options for benign or malignant diseases of liver.

Keyword

Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR); Hepatectomy; Sectionectomy; Segmentectomy; Intra hepatic duct (IHD) stones; HepatoCellular carcinoma (HCC); Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy

MeSH Terms

Hepatectomy
Humans
Liver Diseases
Liver*
Mastectomy, Segmental
Surgeons
Tissue Donors
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