Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp 1289–1291 | Cite as

Laparoscopic hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma

  • M. Hashizume
  • K. Takenaka
  • K. Yanaga
  • M. Ohta
  • K. Kajiyama
  • K. Shirabe
  • H. Itasaka
  • T. Nishizaki
  • K. Sugimachi
Case reports

Abstract

Despite recent progress in diagnostics for hepatocellular carcinoma, the rate of resectability remains low, mainly because of the advancement of the underlying liver disease. We report a case of a 54-year-old man with a hepatocellular carcinoma and poor liver function that was treated successfully with a laparoscopic hepatic resection. Laparoscopic hepatic resection is considered to be feasible with the aid of an ultrasonic dissector and a microwave coagulator; however, close attention should be paid to the development of air embolism and hepatic vein injury.

Key words

Hepatic resection Hepatocellular carcinoma Air embolism 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hashizume
    • 1
  • K. Takenaka
    • 1
  • K. Yanaga
    • 1
  • M. Ohta
    • 1
  • K. Kajiyama
    • 1
  • K. Shirabe
    • 1
  • H. Itasaka
    • 1
  • T. Nishizaki
    • 1
  • K. Sugimachi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery II, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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