Early Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Resection of Ruptured Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Brian K. P. Goh, MBBS, MMed, MSc, FRCS, Pierce K. H. Chow, MBBS, MMed, PhD, FRCS

Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (all authors). Duke–NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (all authors).


Laparoscopic liver resection has increasingly been used as a therapeutic modality in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its use in the treatment of spontaneously ruptured HCC has not been well documented. We describe a case of spontaneously ruptured HCC successfully treated with hand-assisted laparoscopic liver resection.

Key Words: Hand-assisted laparoscopy, Laparoscopy, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Ruptured.

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