Video assisted resections. Increasing access to minimally invasive liver surgery?
Fabricio Ferreira Coelho, Marcos Vinícius Perini, Jaime Arthur Pirola Kruger, Renato Micelli Lupinacci, Fábio Ferrari Makdissi, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Ivan Cecconello, Paulo Herman
Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perioperative outcomes, safety and feasibility of video-assisted resection for primary and secondary liver lesions. METHODS: From a prospective database, we analyzed the perioperative results (up to 90 days) of 25 consecutive patients undergoing video-assisted resections in the period between June 2007 and June 2013. RESULTS: The mean age was 53.4 years (23-73) and 16 (64%) patients were female. Of the total, 84% were suffering from malignant diseases. We performed 33 resections (1 to 4 nodules per patient). The procedures performed were non-anatomical resections (n = 26), segmentectomy (n = 1), 2/3 bisegmentectomy (n = 1), 6/7 bisegmentectomy (n = 1), left hepatectomy..View full abstract