Vol 5, No 4 (August 2016): Techniques and Innovations in Liver Surgery edited by Dr. Patrick Pessaux

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Since the development of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1987, the laparoscopic approach extended to several abdominal procedures. However, liver laparoscopic approach remains during a long time limited, contrarily to abdominal surgery. It is mainly due to the technical complexity of interventions, the lack of appropriate instrumentation, the risk of gas embolism, of uncontrolled bleeding, the difficulty to detect intra-operatively in real time the tumour, the fear of not being able to follow oncological principles with a subsequent risk of tumoral dissemination.

The mini-invasive hepatic resection and the future innovation in this field will be showcased in a focused issue of HepatoBiliary Surgery and Nutrition (HBSN) focused on these compounds entitled “Techniques and innovations in liver surgery”.

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