BioScience Trends. 2018;12(2):208-210. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2018.01086)
Performing laparoscopic surgery – Perspectives of young Chinese hepatobiliary surgeons.
Zhao X, Song PP, Zhang YH, Huang JW
Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) has garnered attention as a new form of liver surgery. In China, many hepatobiliary surgeons are now encouraging the examination and assessment of LLC in order to improve its outcomes, and several young hepatobiliary surgeons recently shared their clinical experiences and the results of their research in presentations at the Akamon Forum as part of the 118th Annual Congress of the Japan Surgical Society, which was held April 5-7, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. In China, LLR has gradually improved over the past 20 years, including both expanded indications and improved surgical approaches. However, China is a vast country, and the level of medical care varies nationwide. Medical facilities that can perform advanced laparoscopic techniques are currently limited to those in large cities. Moreover, additional clinical studies of the long-term oncological outcomes of LLR need to be performed in the future.