Published online May 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i5.347
Revised: February 23, 2014
Accepted: May 8, 2014
Published online: May 27, 2014
Core tip: Central hepatectomy, defined as anatomical segment 4, 5, 8 ± 1 liver resection, is a promising parenchymal-preserving procedure in patients with centrally located liver malignancies. Based on current evidence, it appears to be safe and comparable in both perioperative, early and long term surgical and oncological outcomes when compared to patients undergoing traditional resections such as hemi-/extended hepatectomy.