Article Abstract

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

Authors: 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.