Is the Indication of Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Expanding with the Application of Laparoscopic Approach?
Norihiko Kawabe*, Zenichi Morise, Masashi Isetani, Satoshi Arakawa, Jin Kawase, Hidetoshi Nagata and Hirokazu Tomishige
Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Japan
- Corresponding Author:
- Kawabe Norihiko
Department of Surgery
Fujita Health University School of Medicine
Banbuntane Houtokukai Hospital, 3-6-10
Nagoya, Aichi 454-8509, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 18, 2014; Accepted Date: August 26, 2014; Published Date: September 03, 2014
Citation: Kawabe N, Morise Z, Isetani M, Arakawa S, Kawase J, et al. (2014) Is the Indication of Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Expanding with the Application of Laparoscopic Approach?. J Gastroint Dig Syst 4:214. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000214
Copyright: © 2014 Kawabe N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Liver resection (LR) for the patients of hepatocellular carcinoma, often with chronic liver disease, have high risks of developing significant postoperative complications and multicentric metachronous repeat lesions with the need of repeat treatments. Reduction of surgery-induced parenchymal injury and destruction of the collateral blood/lymphatic flow, which leads to less post-operative ascites production, and facilitation of repeat LR with less adhesion and improved vision/manipulation between adhesions are among the advantages of laparoscopic LR. These characteristics of laparoscopic LR may lead to expanding indication of LR.