Article Abstract

Use of robotics in liver donor right hepatectomy

Authors: Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Paolo Magistri, Karim J. Halazun


We read with great interest the paper by Chen and colleagues entitled “Use of robotics in liver donor right hepatectomy” (1). The authors currently represent the leading group performing robotic living donor liver procurements with 15 procedures completed to date (2). Here they provide a review of the current literature demonstrating that robotic procurement of grafts for liver transplantation from living donors is a possible alternative to open and/or laparoscopic/hybrid approaches.