Laparoscopic liver resection: Benefits and controversies

Michel Gagner, Tomasz Rogula, Don Selzer

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-462
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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