Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--6

Laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy for treating recurrent liver cancer

Jingwei Cai, Junhao Zheng, Yangyang Xie, Mubarak Ali Kirih, Liye Tao, Xiao Liang 
 Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Xiao Liang
Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016
China

Background: Laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy (LRH) is a technically challenging procedure, so LRH for recurrent liver cancer has not been widely accepted. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the current literature to identify and evaluate available data of LRH for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (rHCC) and metastases tumour of liver, especially of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), focusing on the safety and feasibility. Methods: A comprehensive search of the PubMed database was performed for all studies published in English evaluating LRH for rHCC and recurrent metastases tumour of liver from 1st January, 2005 to 1st June, 2019. Results: A total of 15 studies which comprised 444 patients and reported outcomes for the efficacy and safety of LRH in the treatment of rHCC or CRLM were included in the present review. Moreover, nine studies compared the perioperative outcomes of LRH versus open repeat hepatectomy (ORH). LRH was superior to ORH with reduced blood loss, shorter operative time, shorter hospital stay and lower morbidity rates. Conclusions: LRH can safely performed in rHCC or CRLM patients with cirrhosis, previous open hepatectomy, multiple recurrent lesions and tumours located in difficult posterosuperior segments.


How to cite this article:
Cai J, Zheng J, Xie Y, Kirih MA, Tao L, Liang X. Laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy for treating recurrent liver cancer.J Min Access Surg 2021;17:1-6


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Cai J, Zheng J, Xie Y, Kirih MA, Tao L, Liang X. Laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy for treating recurrent liver cancer. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jan 24 ];17:1-6
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