Article Abstract

Minimally invasive liver resection: has the time come to consider robotics a valid assistance?

Authors: Stefano Caruso, Alberto Patriti, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti


Minimally invasive liver resection (MILR) has been steadily increasing worldwide. Since its introduction in the early 1990s, initially adopted in cases of wedge and minor anatomical resection for benign hepatic lesions, MILR has been extended to major liver resection and for malignant hepatic lesions (1). Laparoscopic lateral sectionectomy has progressively become a standard operation (2).