Laparoscopic liver resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Laparoscopic liver resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Hironori Kaneko and Sumito Takagi and Yuichiro Otsuka and Masaru Tsuchiya and Akira Tamura and Toshio Katagiri and Tetsuya Maeda and Tadaaki Shiba},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={189 2},
BACKGROUND We have continued to develop laparoscopic hepatectomy as a means of surgical therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We evaluated the degree of invasiveness and analyzed the outcomes of laparoscopic hepatectomy compared with open hepatectomy for HCC. RESULTS There were notable differences with respect to blood loss and operating time compared with open hepatectomy cases. Patients started walking and eating significantly earlier in the laparoscopic hepatectomy group… CONTINUE READING

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