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Highlights of the Third Expert Forum of Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy; Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) Visionary Summit 2017
Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2018 Feb;22(1):1-10
Published online February 28, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg.

Jeong-Ik Park1, Ki-Hun Kim2, Hong-Jin Kim3, Daniel Cherqui4, Olivier Soubrane5, David Kooby6, Chinnusamy Palanivelu7, Albert Chan8, Young Kyoung You9, Yao-Ming Wu10, Kuo-Hsin Chen11, Goro Honda12, Xiao-Ping Chen13, Chung-Ngai Tang14, Ji Hoon Kim15, Yang Seok Koh16, Young-In Yoon17, Kai Chi Cheng18, Tran Cong Duy Long19, Gi Hong Choi20, Yuichiro Otsuka21, Tan To Cheung8, Taizo Hibi22, Dong-Sik Kim17, Hee Jung Wang23, Hironori Kaneko21, Dong-Sup Yoon24, Etsuro Hatano25, In Seok Choi26, Dong Wook Choi27, Ming-Te Huang28, Sang Geol Kim29, and Sung-Gyu Lee2

1Department of Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, 2Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, 3Department of Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Yeungnam University College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea, 4Hepatobiliary Center, Paul Brousse Hospital, University Paris Sud, Villejuif, France, 5Department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant, Beaujon Hospital, University Denis Diderot, Paris, France, 6Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA, 7Gastrointestinal Surgery and Advanced Center for Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital & Research Center, Coimbatore, TN, India, 8Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea, 10Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 11Department of Surgery, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan, 12Department of HBP Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Center and Infectious Diseases Center, Komagome Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, 13Department of Surgery, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 14Department of Surgery, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, 15Department of Surgery, Eulji Hospital, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, 16Department of Surgery, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Hwasun, 17Division of Hepatobiliarypancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Korea University Medical Center, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea, 18Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, 19Department of General Surgery, University Medical Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 20Division of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea, 21Division of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Department of Surgery, Toho University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, 22Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, 23Department of Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, 24Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea, 25Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 26Department of Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, Konynag University, Daejeon, 27Department of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, 28Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan, 29Department of Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
Received August 29, 2017; Revised September 11, 2017; Accepted September 17, 2017.
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The application of laparoscopy for liver surgery is rapidly increasing and the past few years have demonstrated a shift in paradigm with a trend towards more extended and complex resections. The development of instruments and technical refinements with the effective use of magnified caudal laparoscopic views have contributed to the ability to overcome the limitation of laparoscopic liver resection. The Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) Visionary Summit 2017 and the 3rd Expert Forum of Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy organized hepatobiliary pancreatic sessions in order to exchange surgical tips and tricks and discuss the current status and future perspectives of laparoscopic hepatectomy. This report summarizes the oral presentations given at the 3rd Expert Forum of Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy. (Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 2018;22:1-10)
Keywords : Laparoscopy; Hepatectomy; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Living donor


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