Extended hemihepatectomy has become a standard procedure which can be performed
with minimal mortality in patients with normal livers. At the same time, more
patients with complex tumors, extensive tumor load or with highly compromised
livers are considered for resection since radical excision offers the only hope
for cure. These procedures require special skills and experience, and a constant
update on new or improved techniques is extremely important to keep abreast
of recent developments.
This publication contains papers from an expert symposium held in Amsterdam in 2010. An international panel of authors presents the most recent progress in the field of advanced liver resection including the cooling of the liver with in situ or extracorporeal resection. Moreover, papers deal with metastases that have vanished after chemotherapy, two-stage hepatectomy, liver resection combined with local ablation, extended liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, and laparoscopic liver resections.
Surgeons working in the field will find this publication of great interest for their daily work.