Published online Jul 27, 2018. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v10.i7.479
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: 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.