Article Abstract

Contribution of the Glissonian approach for laparoscopic anatomical liver resection

Authors: Marcel A. Machado

Abstract

Laparoscopic surgery has transformed many procedures over the past three decades. Greater experience along advances in laparoscopic devices have augmented the number of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR). Today laparoscopic hepatectomy is a stablished technique worldwide with more than 9,000 cases reported so far (1). International consensus conferences in 2008 and 2014 established steps to safe implementation of this technique such as dual training in advanced minimally invasive surgery and liver surgery, showed short-term equivalence and suggested that laparoscopy should be the standard of care for minor liver resections and left-lateral sectionectomy (2,3).