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Invited Critique
February 16, 2009

Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma—Invited Critique

Arch Surg. 2009;144(2):148. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2008.535

Numerous reports have documented the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic liver resection for select patients. As the assessment of this approach matures, medium- and long-term outcomes have begun to reach the level of publication. Consistent with other recent work,13 Lai and coworkers demonstrate a midterm survival comparable to that of the open technique. These results support the ability of minimal-access surgery to be performed in an oncologically sound manner for the resection of primary HCC.

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