The role of staging laparoscopy in hepatobiliary malignancy: Prospective analysis of 401 cases
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Bile Ducts, Extrahepatic
Laparoscopy spared one in five patients a laparotomy while reducing hospital stay and morbidity. Targeting laparoscopy to patients at high risk for unresectable disease requires consideration of disease-specific factors; however, the surgeons' preoperative impression of resectability is also important.