Laparoscopic liver resections at the gates of 2020: a stand-alone field of hepatobiliary surgery

Federica Cipriani, Francesca Ratti, Luca Aldrighetti


We read with interest the review entitled “Laparoscopic liver resection: the current status and the future” written by Dr. Xiujun Cai and published in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition (1). The author has to be commended for the excellent and updated excursus on the actual role and future perspectives of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR). The manuscript summarizes well the most acknowledged indications, procedures, techniques and concepts related to the learning process, and highlights the still ongoing issues and open debates on the topic. In this article, we aim to add few considerations and highlight some latest evidences to facilitate an even more comprehensive knowledge of the readers.

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