Early experience with laparoscopic approach for solid liver tumors: initial 16 cases.

@article{Descottes2000EarlyEW,
  title={Early experience with laparoscopic approach for solid liver tumors: initial 16 cases.},
  author={Bernard Descottes and François Lachachi and Maxime Sodji and Denis Valleix and Sylvaine Durand-Fontanier and B Pech de Laclause and D. Grousseau},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={232 5},
  pages={641-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic hepatectomy in patients with solid liver tumors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although the laparoscopic approach has become popular in the surgical field, the value of laparoscopy in liver surgery is unknown. METHODS Fifteen patients with solid liver tumors underwent 16 consecutive laparoscopic resections at the authors' institution between 1994 and 1999. Indications were symptomatic hemangioma, focal nodular hyperplasia, liver… CONTINUE READING