The laparoscopic liver resections-an initial experience and the literature review

Rakić, Mislav and Patrlj, Leonardo and Kliček, Robert and Kopljar, Mario and Đuzel, Antonija and Čupurdija, Kristijan and Bušić, Željko (2014) The laparoscopic liver resections-an initial experience and the literature review. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, 3 (5). pp. 313-316. ISSN 2304-3881

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The laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) represents a new pathway in hepatic surgery. Several studies have reported its application in both malignant and benign liver diseases. The most common liver resections performed laparoscopically are wedge, segmental resections and metastasectomy; although in large centers the laparoscopic right and left hepatectomies have begun to perform more frequently. We report the initial experience in LLRs at our department including a case of the first laparoscopic left lateral liver bisegmentectomy performed in patient with follicular nodular hyperplasia and the 15 cases of wedge laparoscopic resections of echinococcic liver cysts. According to literature the mortality rate in LLRs is up to 0.3% and morbidity rate up to 10.5%. The most common cause of the death is liver failure, while the most frequent complication is the bile leakage. Advantages for patients include smaller incisions, less blood loss, and shorter lengths of hospital stay. The LLRs in experienced hands were shown to be safe with acceptable morbidity and mortality for both minor and major hepatic resections in benign and malignant diseases.

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Departments: Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Ana Babić
Status: Published
Patrlj, LeonardoUNSPECIFIED
Đuzel, AntonijaUNSPECIFIED
Čupurdija, KristijanUNSPECIFIED
Date: October 2014
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:31
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