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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jan 15, 2020; 12(1): 77-82
Published online Jan 15, 2020. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v12.i1.77
Laparoscopic dissection of the hepatic node: The trans lesser omentum approach
Offir Ben-Ishay
Offir Ben-Ishay, Department of General Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 35254, Israel
Author contributions: Ben-Ishay O designed, drafted, and critically reviewed the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the institutional review board of the Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
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Corresponding author: Offir Ben-Ishay, MD, Director, Surgical Oncology, Department of General Surgery, Division of Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha'Aliyah St., Haifa 35254, Israel.
Received: July 2, 2019
Peer-review started: July 3, 2019
First decision: July 31, 2019
Revised: August 24, 2019
Accepted: September 26, 2019
Article in press: September 26, 2019
Published online: January 15, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Diagnosis of lympho-proliferative diseases is sometimes challenging, and laparoscopy is an essential tool. Laparoscopic excisional biopsy of the hepatic node seems to be feasible and safe and may offer a simple approach for a definite diagnosis for what seems to be a complicated anatomical area.