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Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Apr;84(2):451-62.

Laparoscopic liver resection: benefits and controversies.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill College of Medicine, 525 East 68th Street at New York Avenue, Box 294, New York, NY 10021, USA. mig2016@med.cornell.edu


Laparoscopic liver resection is feasible and safe. Small tumors located in the left-lateral segment are the most favorable for the laparoscopic approach. Complication and conversion rates are acceptable. The laparoscopic approach to malignant lesions is controversial and results should be confirmed in further prospective studies. This highly advanced laparoscopic surgery requires experience and the availability of technologies for safe dissection of liver parenchyma.

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