Systematic Reviews
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Jul 15, 2021; 13(7): 732-757
Published online Jul 15, 2021. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v13.i7.732
Laparoscopic liver resection for colorectal liver metastases — short- and long-term outcomes: A systematic review
Emily Taillieu, Celine De Meyere, Frederiek Nuytens, Chris Verslype, Mathieu D'Hondt
Emily Taillieu, Celine De Meyere, Frederiek Nuytens, Mathieu D'Hondt, Department of Digestive and Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgery, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
Chris Verslype, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, KU Leuven, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Author contributions: Taillieu E Performed the research, acquired the data, analyzed the data, wrote the paper; De Meyere C and Nuytens F supervised the paper; Verslype C and D’Hondt M designed the research, supervised the paper.
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Corresponding author: Mathieu D'Hondt, MD, Doctor, Department of Digestive and Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgery, AZ Groeninge, President Kennedylaan 4, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium.
Received: January 4, 2021
Peer-review started: January 4, 2021
First decision: May 3, 2021
Revised: May 16, 2021
Accepted: June 25, 2021
Article in press: June 25, 2021
Published online: July 15, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Laparoscopic liver surgery has been widely adopted over the last few years. Meanwhile, laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has become the gold standard for the treatment of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) in specialized centers and for well-selected patients and procedures. However, little is known concerning patient-related and peri-operative factors potentially playing a role in survival outcomes associated with LLR for CRLM. The aim of this systematic review is to provide an extensive summary of reported outcomes and prognostic factors associated with LLR for CRLM.