Laparoscopic hepatectomy is a safe and effective approach for resecting large colorectal liver metastases.

@article{Doughtie2013LaparoscopicHI,
  title={Laparoscopic hepatectomy is a safe and effective approach for resecting large colorectal liver metastases.},
  author={Cathryn A Doughtie and Michael E. Egger and Robert M. Cannon and Robert C. Martin and Kelly M. McMasters and Charles Raben Scoggins},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={566-71}
}
Hepatectomy is an accepted treatment modality for large (greater than 5 cm) colorectal liver metastases (CLM). Recently, laparoscopic hepatectomy has emerged as a viable option; however, its use for patients with large CLM is undefined. A retrospective analysis of a single institution's prospective database was performed for patients with large CLM resected between 1995 and 2010. Patients were stratified by operative approach. Patient characteristics, tumor burden, operative factors, hospital… CONTINUE READING

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