Laparoscopic Live Donor Hepatectomy: Random Mutation or Stepwise Evolution?



Totally laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy is a complex procedure with a steep learning curve requiring experienced teams with a commitment to technical excellence; it is not a random act but rather a gradual evolutionary process, decades in the making. See case reports by Samstein et al (page 2462), Soubrane et al (page 2467) and Troisi et al (page 2472).