Safety of laparoscopic hepatectomy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and portal hypertension: interim analysis of an open prospective study.


Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Henri Mondor Hospital, 51 avenue de Lattre de Tassigny, 94010, Créteil, France. [Email]


The laparoscopic approach might increase the number of cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) indicated for liver resection, otherwise contraindicated due to portal hypertension. The goal of this study was to confirm the safety of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) in patients with portal hypertension.


Clinically significant portal hypertension,Hepatic venous pressure gradient,Hepatocellular carcinoma,Laparoscopic,Liver resection,