Minimally Invasive Living Donor Liver Transplantation: Pure Laparoscopic Explant Hepatectomy and Graft Implantation Using Upper Midline Incision

Kyung-Suk Suh, Suk Kyun Hong, Kwangpyo Hong, Eui Soo Han, Su Young Hong, Sanggyun Suh, Jeong-Moo Lee, YoungRok Choi, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee
Liver Transplantation 2021 April 10
Minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic procedures, have increasingly been applied in surgery due to their advantages such as reduced surgical trauma, a better quality of life, shorter hospital stay, and less postoperative morbidity compared with open surgeries.(1) Minimally invasive approaches in liver transplantation (LT) may have similar advantages for the recipients, including less pain and a shorter hospital stay, which could facilitate rehabilitation.

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