Perspective of laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.

  title={Perspective of laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.},
  author={Zenichi Morise},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  volume={7 7},
Liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) is associated with high risks of developing significant postoperative complications and multicentric metachronous lesions, which can result in the need for repeated treatments. Studies comparing laparoscopic procedures to open LR consistently report reduced blood loss and transfusions requirements, lower postoperative morbidity, and shorter hospital stays, with no differences in oncologic… CONTINUE READING