Learn More
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Laparoscopic liver surgery is attracting wider interest for the treatment of benign and malignant neoplasms. Laparoscopy is a safe and feasible approach for lesions located in the left liver lobe. As the emphasis on minimizing the technique continues, single-port access surgery is quickly evolving. We present our initial experience of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopy is gaining acceptance as a safe procedure for resection of liver neoplasms. The aim of this study is to evaluate surgical results and mid-term survival of minor hepatic resection performed for HCC. METHODS Data of 16 patients with HCC, undergoing laparoscopic hepatectomy from September 2005 to January 2009, were(More)
BACKGROUND Whether radiotherapy (RT) is beneficial in elderly (⩾ 70 years) patients undergoing conservative surgery for early breast cancer has long been controversial. Recent randomised trials show that most elderly patients do not benefit from RT. We started a prospective non-randomised trial to address this issue in 1987 and now present results for the(More)
BACKGROUND Left lateral sectionectomy is one of the most commonly performed laparoscopic liver resections, but limited clinical data are actually available to support the advantage of laparoscopic versus open-liver surgery. The present study compared the short-term outcomes of laparoscopic versus open surgery in a case-matched analysis. MATERIALS AND(More)
Parenchymal liver transection represents a fundamental phase of liver surgery. Several devices have been described for safe and careful dissection of the liver parenchyma during laparoscopic liver surgery, but the ideal technique has not yet been defined. This report describes the combined use of ultrasonic dissector and the ultrasonic coagulating cutter(More)
BACKGROUND Previous comparative studies have demonstrated that laparoscopic liver resection is associated with more frequent use and longer duration of portal camping than open liver resection, a fact that may partially explain the improvement in operative blood loss reported by most series of laparoscopic liver resection. The aim of this prospective study(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tends to invade the intrahepatic vasculature, especially the portal vein. The presence of portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) in patients with HCC is one of the most significant factors for a poor prognosis. The presence of macroscopic PVTT in patients with HCC is also a significant factor for poor prognosis, with a(More)
Alterations in hemostatic parameters are a common finding after major hepatic resection. There is growing evidence that inflammation has a significant role in inducing coagulation disarrangement that follows major surgery. To determine whether preoperative methylprednisolone administration has a protective effect against the development of coagulation(More)
BACKGROUND Wedge resection (WR) for colorectal liver metastases (CLM) has become more common in an attempt to preserve liver parenchyma. However, some investigator have reported that WR is associated with a higher incidence of positive margin and an inferior survival compared with anatomic resection (AR) 1. OBJECTIVES This study evaluated survival, margin(More)
BACKGROUND Although hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) of floxuridine (FUDR) for colorectal liver metastases (CLM) can produce high response rates, data concerning preoperative HAIC are scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and results of liver resection after preoperative HAIC with FUDR. METHODS Between 1995 and 2004, 239(More)