Laparoscopic redo surgery for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: feasibility, safety, and results

  title={Laparoscopic redo surgery for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients: feasibility, safety, and results},
  author={G. Belli and L. Cioffi and C. Fantini and A. D’Agostino and G. Russo and P. Limongelli and A. Belli},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  • G. Belli, L. Cioffi, +4 authors A. Belli
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • 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 of reintervention is increased by the formation of adhesions after the previous hepatectomy that can make a new surgical procedure more difficult and less safe. With a minimally invasive approach, the formation of postoperative adhesions seems to be minimized, and the adhesiolysis procedure seems to be faster… CONTINUE READING
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