Laparoscopic liver resection for malignant liver tumors: preliminary results of a multicenter European study.

@article{Gigot2002LaparoscopicLR,
  title={Laparoscopic liver resection for malignant liver tumors: preliminary results of a multicenter European study.},
  author={J. F. Gigot and David Glineur and Juan Santiago Azagra and Martine Goergen and Marc Ceuterick and Mario Morino and J. -C. Etienne and Jacques Marescaux and Didier Mutter and Ludo van Krunckelsven and Bernard Descottes and Dominique Valleix and François Lachachi and Claude P. Bertrand and Baudouin Mansvelt and Guy Hubens and J. P. Saey and Romain Schockmel},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={236 1},
  pages={90-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility, safety, and outcome of laparoscopic liver resection for malignant liver tumors. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The precise role of laparoscopy in resection of liver malignancies (hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC] and liver metastases) remains controversial despite an increasing number of publications reporting laparoscopic resection of benign liver tumors. METHODS A retrospective study was performed in 11 surgical centers in Europe regarding their experience with… CONTINUE READING

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