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Laparoscopic versus open liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with histologically proven cirrhosis: short- and middle-term results
BackgroundLiver surgery, especially for cirrhotic patients, is one of the last areas of resistance to progress in laparoscopic surgery. This study compares the postoperative results and the 2-yearExpand
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Laparoscopic redo surgery for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: feasibility, safety, and results
BackgroundRecurrence of cancer and the need for several surgical treatments are the Achilles’ heel of the treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cases of cirrhosis. The difficulty ofExpand
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Laparoscopic and open surgical treatment of left-sided pancreatic lesions: clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness analysis
BackgroundPrevious studies comparing open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) and laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) have found advantages related to minimal-access surgery. Few studies have comparedExpand
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Laparoscopic left lateral hepatic lobectomy: a safer and faster technique.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Laparoscopy for liver resection is highly specialized field because laparoscopic liver surgery presents severe technical difficulties, such as control of bleeding and risk of gasExpand
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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy with gender determination using multiple displacement amplification.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of multiple displacement amplification (MDA) for whole genome amplification in the preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. DESIGN MDAExpand
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Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with portal hypertension: the role of laparoscopy.
Liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) is a major issue since patients are at risk of serious intraoperative and postoperativeExpand
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Repeat liver surgery by laparoscopy for a malignant recurrence after previous open or laparoscopic resection
Aim: This paper reported the experience of one center on repeat laparoscopic liver surgery for metastasis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a review of the literature. Methods: ThisExpand
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Mils for HCC: the state of art
After an initial skepticism, minimally invasive liver surgery (MILS) gained popularity and is nowadays a consolidated option in specialized centers for the surgical treatment of selected patientsExpand
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Laparoscopic surgical treatment of hepatic splenosis. A case report.
AIM Isolated hepatic splenosis is a rare but possible condition in abdominal surgery. At radiological imaging liver splenosis mimics malignant or pathological condition of the liver; obtaining aExpand
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Laparoscopic Incisional and Umbilical Hernia Repair in Cirrhotic Patients
Background Traditional approach to incisional hernias (IHs) in cirrhotic patients is plagued by a significant recurrence rate and frequent wound infections. The laparoscopic repair of IHs wasExpand
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