The role of staging laparoscopy in hepatobiliary malignancy: Prospective analysis of 401 cases Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bile Duct Neoplasms
  • Bile Ducts, Extrahepatic
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Preoperative Care

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/ASO.2003.03.091

PubMed ID

  • 12620915

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 183

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 10

number

  • 2