The first of its kind liver cancer operation with the help of a tablet took place in Germany on 15 August, local media report.

According to news reports, the operation was conducted by the surgical team at the Asklepios Klinik Barmbek in Hamburg. The intervention successfully tested a new app for tablets promising support for surgeons in reducing the rate of complications during operations.

The app was developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing (MEVIS) in Bremen and is b...

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