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 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

Extended laparoscopic liver resection: initial experience and review of the literature
Marcel Autran C. Machado, Rodrigo C. Surjan, Tiago Basseres, Fábio F. Makdissi

Minimally invasive approach to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: technical notes for a safe hepatectomy and lymphadenectomy
Guido Fiorentini, Francesca Ratti, Federica Cipriani, Denise Palombo, Marco Catena, Michele Paganelli, Luca Aldrighetti

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 
Laparoscopic liver resections in two stages for the treatment of colorectal metastases: a review
Gabriele Spoletini, Salvatore Barbaro, Martina Fontana, Mohammed Abu Hilal

Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for living liver donation: the Ghent University experience
Roberto Ivan Troisi, Giammauro Berardi

Laparoscopic right hepatectomy for living donation
Claire Goumard, Olivier Soubrane, Rafaelle Brustia, Olivier Scatton

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

The series “Laparoscopic Liver Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.