Medline ® Abstract for Reference 26
Nine-year single-center experience with nonparastic liver cysts: diagnosis and management.
Garcea G, Pattenden CJ, Stephenson J, Dennison AR, Berry DP
Dig Dis Sci. 2007;52(1):185.
This study presents the experience with laparoscopic deroofing of nonparasitic liver cysts at a single center over a 9-year period. A total of 25 patients, undergoing 32 operations, were identified. Median cyst diameter was 10 cm for de novo cysts and 9.5 cm for recurrent cysts. Six patients had multiple cysts consistent with polycystic liver disease. In total, there were 26 laparoscopic procedures and 2 open conversions. Four procedures were commenced as open, three of which were for recurrent cysts. Minor complications were bleeding from a port site (n=1), pneumothorax (n=2), and intra-abdominal collection (n=1). One major complication of bile leak and relaparotomy occurred following an open deroofing. No major complications were recorded for laparoscopic procedures. Symptomatic recurrence of cysts occurred in four patients with simple cysts (5%) and one patient with polycystic liver disease. We conclude that laparoscopic liver cyst deroofing is an effective method of dealing with symptomatic nonparasitic liver cysts.
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