Early Laparoscopic Resection of Ruptured Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Brian K. P. Goh, MBBS, MMed, MSc, FRCS, Lip-Seng Lee, MBBS, MRCS, Pierce K. H. Chow, MBBS, MMed, PhD, FRCS

Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore (Drs. Goh, Lee, Chow). Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore (Drs. Goh, Chow).


Introduction: 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.

Case Description: We describe a case of spontaneously ruptured HCC successfully treated with early totally laparoscopic liver resection.

Discussion: Early laparoscopic resection of ruptured HCC is feasible and should be considered in the treatment algorithm of selected patients who have been well stabilized.

Key Words: Laparoscopy, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Ruptured, HCC, Resection.

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