Medline ® Abstract for Reference 39
of 'Diagnosis and management of cystic lesions of the liver'
Laparoscopic marsupialization of liver cysts.
Ooi LL, Cheong LH, Mack PO
Aust N Z J Surg. 1994;64(4):262.
The majority of benign, non-parasitic liver cysts are asymptomatic. Surgical treatment is reserved for symptomatic patients and frequently involves partial excision or marsupialization via a laparotomy. Surgery is occasionally offered for asymptomatic large cysts, where complications of cyst rupture, intra-cystic bleeding and infection are more common. The authors describe three cases of symptomatic liver cysts that were effectively marsupialized laparoscopically with good results.
Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.