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World J Hepatol. Jul 27, 2018; 10(7): 479-484
Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.479
Status and perspective of laparoscopic repeat liver resection
Zenichi Morise
Zenichi Morise, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake 470-1192, Aichi, Japan
Author contributions: Morise Z collected the data and wrote this paper.
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Correspondence to: Zenichi Morise, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, 1-98 Kutsukakecho Toyoake 470-1192, Aichi, Japan.
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Received: March 26, 2018
Peer-review started: March 27, 2018
First decision: April 13, 2018
Revised: April 18, 2018
Accepted: May 30, 2018
Article in press: May 30, 2018
Published online: July 27, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: There are 16 reports of repeat laparoscopic liver resection (LLR). They reported that it has better short-term outcomes than open (reduced bleedings, less or similar morbidity and shorter hospital stay). The fact that complete adhesiolysis can be avoided in repeat LLR is also reported. It is speculated that LLR for minor repeat LR of cirrhotic liver can be minimized the deterioration of liver function by LR. Repeated application of LLR as a powerful local therapy, which can be applied repeatedly with minimal deterioration of liver function, could improve the overall survival of the patients.