Article Abstract

Is laparoscopic liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with well-preserved liver cirrhosis superior to conventional open liver resection?

Authors: Toru Beppu, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Tastunori Miyata, Nobutaka Sato, Yasushi Yoshida

Abstract

Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has become the standard treatment for various tumors of the liver including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (1-3). LLR for liver tumors are considered to possess several perioperative advantages compared with conventional open liver resection (OLR). The Oslo-CoMet is the only randomized-controlled trial (RCT) to provide solid evidence that LLR is safer, less invasive, and cost-effective compared with OLR in patients with colorectal liver metastases (4).