The Impact of Body Mass Index on Shortterm Surgical Outcomes After Laparoscopic Hepatectomy

A Retrospective Study

Xin Yu; Hong Yu; Xiangming Fang


BMC Anesthesiol. 2016;16(29) 

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Our data showed that obesity would increase the conversion of LH, but it does not affect surgical safety. Obesity should not deter a surgeon from selecting a laparoscopic approach for liver resection surgery, but is still technically challenging and should be performed by experienced expert surgeons.