Article Abstract

Reply to: The letter to the editor “Laparoscopic liver resection for malignancies confined to Couinaud’s segment VII in the robotic surgery era” by Zizzo et al.—laparoscopic liver resection: a first choice for liver malignancies in Couinaud’s segment VII in the robotic surgery era

Authors: Jiasheng Cao, Mingyu Chen, Jiliang Shen, Xiujun Cai


We are grateful for the comments of Maurizio Zizzo et al. referring to our review article focusing on the present and future of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) (1). In fact, this comment and letter to the editor reflects the current debates on (I) the wide-spreading indication of LLR; (II) whether we should consider LLR as a first-choice for malignancies confined to segment VII; (III) the advantages and disadvantages of robotic hepatectomy.