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Segment III hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and major liver cirrhosis: laparoscopic resection

D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS L Soler, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2659

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Laparoscopy for liver resection is a highly specialized surgical field because liver surgery presents severe technical difficulties, such as control of bleeding and risk of gas embolism. This video presents the case of a 60-year-old patient presenting with significant liver cirrhosis. During follow-up, a 3cm HCC located in the left liver was diagnosed. CT-scan was reconstructed in order to precisely define the landmarks regarding position of the tumor to the vessels. A laparoscopic approach was decided upon. As expected, a major liver cirrhosis is diagnosed. A parenchyma preserving hepatectomy is performed.