J Minim Invasive Surg.  2019 Jun;22(2):47-48. 10.7602/jmis.2019.22.2.47.

A Single Center Experience for a Feasibility of Totally Laparoscopic Living Donor Right Hepatectomy

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ikireida@hanmail.net

Abstract

Liver transplantation from living donors is a potential treatment for end-stage liver disease. With advancement of laparoscopic techniques and development of surgical devices, laparoscopic liver resection is becoming increasingly popular because of the minimal invasiveness and excellent cosmetic outcomes. However, owing to technical difficulties, pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy develops relatively slowly. Pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy has the great advantage of reducing morbidity, minimizing tissue trauma, and improving postoperative pain and cosmetic outcome. However, pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy may result in a longer operation time and increased risk of bile duct injury. With continuous technical development and building experience for standardization of the technique, pure laparoscopic donor hepatectomy is expected to be further expanded in the future.

Keyword

Laparoscopy; Hepatectomy; Living donors; Liver transplantation

MeSH Terms

Bile Ducts
Hepatectomy*
Humans
Laparoscopy
Liver
Liver Diseases
Liver Transplantation
Living Donors*
Pain, Postoperative
Tissue Donors
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