Laparascopic liver resection for benign lesions – pro

It is a fairly rare for benign liver lesions to cause pain and there are no specific guidelines for how to treat such situations. However, the literature contains many reports of laparoscopic partial liver resections for non-cancer diagnosis. In experienced hands, laparoscopic liver resection is a favorable alternative to open resection. Perioperative morbidity and mortality and long-term survival after laparoscopic resection  appear to be comparable to those after open resections.


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