Considering the increase in overall life expectancy and the rising incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), more elderly patients are considered for hepatic resection. Traditionally, major hepatectomy has not been proposed to the elderly due to severe comorbidities. Indeed, only a few case series are reported in the literature. The present study aimed to compare short-term and long-term outcomes between laparoscopic major hepatectomy (LMH) and open major hepatectomy (OMH) in elderly patients with HCC using propensity score matching (PSM).
Laparoscopic major hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly patients: a multicentric propensity score‑based analysis / Delvecchio, Antonella; Conticchio, Maria; Ratti, Francesca; Gelli, Maximiliano; Anelli, Ferdinando Massimiliano; Laurent, Alexis; Vitali, Giulio Cesare; Magistri, Paolo; Assirati, Giacomo; Felli, Emanuele; Wakabayashi, Taiga; Pessaux, Patrick; Piardi, Tullio; Di Benedetto, Fabrizio; De'Angelis, Nicola; Briceño-Delgado, Javier; Adam, Rene; Cherqui, Daniel; Aldrighetti, Luca; Memeo, Riccardo. - In: SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY. - ISSN 0930-2794. - (2020), pp. 1-7. [10.1007/s00464-020-07843-7]