Simultaneous resection of colorectal cancer and liver metastases in the right lobe using pure laparoscopic surgery

Koji Ando, Eiji Oki, Tetsuo Ikeda, Hiroshi Saeki, Satoshi Ida, Yasue Kimura, Yuuji Soejima, Masaru Morita, Ken Shirabe, Tetuya Kusumoto, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

It is now common to resect colorectal cancer by laparoscopic surgery. Hepatectomy has become a standard treatment for patients with colorectal cancer with resectable liver metastases. The resection of liver tumors can now be done partly by laparoscopic surgery. However, metastatic tumors in the right lobe are often difficult to resect laparoscopically. Furthermore, simultaneous resection of the colorectum and liver may also be difficult. In this study, we evaluated a new method to resect both colorectal cancer and liver metastases in the right lobe by laparoscopic surgery. Two cases are presented that underwent total laparoscopic resection of a right lobe tumor, associated with laparoscopic colorectal resection. The metastatic tumor in the right lobe was first resected in the left hemi-prone position. Then, the colorectal cancer was resected in the lithotomy position. The method for resecting the right lobe liver tumor and colorectal cancer was safe and feasible. The mean duration of surgery was 443.5 min, and the mean blood loss was 158 mL. The postoperative course was uneventful. In selected patients, laparoscopic hepatectomy for right lobe synchronous metastatic tumors can be safely performed simultaneously with colorectal surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1588-1592
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery today
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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