Reply to letter: “Laparoscopic liver resection in cirrhosis: the challenge of the posterosuperior segments

Philipp Konstantin Haber, Anika Kästner, Johann Pratschke, Moritz Schmelzle


We thank Dr. August and Dr. Visser for their interest and comments regarding our study on the feasibility of minimal-invasive procedures to treat lesions in the posterosuperior segments of the liver (1). As appropriately pointed out, the inclusion of patients undergoing major hepatectomy for a lesion in the posterosuperior segments limits the ability to evaluate the technical difficulties one is likely to encounter when performing isolated posterosuperior segmentectomy.