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. Surgical morbidity and mortality and long-term survival after laparoscopic resection appear to be comparable to those after open resections.
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