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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 502176, 3 pages
Case Report

Single-Incision Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastasis through Stoma Site at Time of Reversal of Diversion Ileostomy: A Case Report

1Section of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Clinic for Specialized Medicine and Surgery, Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, P.O. Box 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway
2The Interventional Center, Clinic for Visualization and Interventional Medicine, Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet, P.O. Box 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway

Received 16 January 2011; Accepted 29 May 2011

Academic Editor: Peng Hui Wang

Copyright © 2011 Bård I. Røsok and Bjørn Edwin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Minimally invasive surgical techniques for liver tumors are gaining increased acceptance as an alternative to traditional resections by laparotomy. In this article we describe a laparoscopic liver resection of a metastatic lesion in a patient primarily operated for colorectal cancer. The resection was conducted as a single port procedure through the stoma aperture at time of reversal of the diversion ileostomy. Sigle incision liver resections may be less traumatic than conventional laparoscopy and could be applied in selected patients with both benign and malignant liver tumors.