Laparoscopic Liver Surgery

Posted On 2017-03-06 02:49:14

Since the first laparoscopic liver resection reported by Gagner et al. in 1993, minimally invasive liver surgery is growing unabated. Nowadays, indications for laparoscopic approach in liver surgery are unlimited compared to a few years ago. From Louisville to Morioka the worldwide experience is improving.

The aim of this special issue, guest edited by Dr. Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, is to discuss all aspects of liver surgery with the laparoscopic approach. From the surgical indication to technical skills, we will treat the most frequent indications (HCC, colorectal metastases) to uncommon indications (cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer, non colorectal metastases and trauma), technical difficulty with the posterior segment and major hepatectomy. Nonetheless, the transplant field with living donor (left lateral or right liver) will complete this issue.

Preface 
Preface on special issue of “laparoscopic liver surgery”
Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri

Original Article
Application of intercostal transthoracic trocars to laparoscopic hepatectomy
Takeaki Ishizawa, Hirofumi Ichida, Akio Saiura

Laparoscopic resection for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma as a bridge for transplantation: a systematic review
Quirino Lai, Samuele Iesari, Gianluca Mennini, Massimo Rossi, Fabio Melandro, Jan Lerut

Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma, are we going to dismiss the traditional approach?
Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Edoardo de Werra, Gianluca Mascianà, Daniele Ferraro, Marco Colasanti, Giovanni Vennarecci, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre

Review Article 
Anatomical laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy
Kai-Chi Cheng, Kit-Man Ho

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and cirrhosis: patient selection and technical considerations
Rafael S. Pinheiro, Daniel R. Waisberg, Quirino Lai, Wellington Andraus, Lucas S. Nacif, Vinicius Rocha-Santos, Luiz A. C. D’Albuquerque

Perspective 
The future of laparoscopic major liver resection
Tan To Cheung

More are coming......