When should we choose a laparoscopic approach? A high-volume center recommendation score

Benone Iulian Mosteanu, Ho Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, Boram Lee

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Abstract

Laparoscopic liver resection is a demanding procedure that is undergoing continuous development. The surgeon's skill is constantly improving, new surgical instruments are being introduced, and the indications for this procedure are expanding. However, there is still great concern about patient safety during the procedure and it is not commonly performed in many centers, although numerous studies have confirmed the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic liver techniques. Our center tries to use laparoscopy routinely for most cases and we do not consider conversion to open surgery to be a complication. We present our current opinion on patient selection for laparoscopic liver resection in the hope of encouraging more centers to adopt and develop this technique. Although laparoscopic liver resection is not an official standard of care, it should be considered according to the surgeon's experience and available resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical oncology
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Difficulty score
  • Hepatectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver neoplasm

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