Article Abstract

Difficulty scores in laparoscopic liver surgery—getting closer to a powerful and necessary tool

Authors: Ruben Ciria, Maria Dolores Ayllon, Javier Briceño

Abstract

Obtaining standardized difficulty scores for surgical techniques is mandatory. The more accurate the scores become, the better results may be achieved in terms of patients’ safety and surgical implementation. This need is especially useful when technically demanding and complex surgical procedures are performed.