Selective use of diagnostic laparoscopy prior to planned hepatectomy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
  • Hepatectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Patient Selection

abstract

  • If high-risk patients with HCC are selectively targeted, the yield of laparoscopy is increased and unnecessary laparotomy may be avoided. In patients without cirrhosis, major vascular invasion, or bilobar tumors, the yield of laparoscopy is low and is therefore not generally recommended.

publication date

  • March 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.surg.2003.07.004

PubMed ID

  • 14976477

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 273

end page

  • 81

volume

  • 135

number

  • 3