Laparoscopic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Laparoscopic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Michael D Kluger and Daniel Cherqui},
  journal={Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progres dans les recherches sur le cancer},
The current treatment of HCC is truly multidisciplinary. Notwithstanding, surgical management remains the gold standard which other therapies are compared to. Operative management is divided into transplantation and resection; the latter is further subdivided among open and laparoscopic approaches. Resection has become safer, remains superior to locoregional treatments, and can be a life-prolonging bridge to transplantation. The decision to pursue laparoscopic resection for HCC is driven by… CONTINUE READING