Laparoscopic versus open liver resection for benign and malignant hepatic lesions in adults.

AM Rao, I Ahmed

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Abstract

Background: Liver (hepatic) resection refers to removal of the whole liver, or one or more of its vascular segments. Elective liver resection is mainly performed for benign and malignant liver tumours. The operation can be performed as an open procedure or with a laparoscopic approach. With the advancement of laparoscopic skills and equipment, liver resection is selectively being carried out with this approach. A laparoscopic procedure is intended to be less severe, allowing for quicker healing, fewer complications, and a shorter hospital stay as the insult to the body is minimised. However, evidence about the efficacy of this approach when compared to an open procedure is still scattered. Current practice at different hepato-pancreato-biliary centres is based on the clinical judgement of experts in their field, which is highly insufficient in terms of evidence.

Objectives: To assess the benefits and harms of laparoscopic versus open liver resection for benign or malignant lesions on the liver in adult patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD010162
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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