Document Detail

Laparoscopic treatment of symptomatic cysts of the liver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9462377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Reports of successful treatment of liver cysts by the laparoscopic approach prompted the use of this technique in a series of patients. METHODS: Ten patients with symptomatic liver cysts were treated by the laparoscopic deroofing technique. Eight patients had one solitary cyst, one had two cysts and the remaining patient had polycystic disease with a giant cyst. Hydatid disease was excluded serologically and radiologically but albendazole was used before operation in six cases because hydatid disease is endemic in Argentina. RESULTS: There was no surgical morbidity or death. For between 6 months and 3 years all patients were asymptomatic. Computed tomography showed recurrence of a cyst in one patient, who was successfully reoperated on laparoscopically. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic fenestration of either solitary or multiple liver cysts is the treatment of choice. It produces minimal surgical trauma, shorter hospital stay and avoids the morbidity of laparotomy. Reduced postoperative adhesions allows repeated procedures if the condition recurs.
J Diez; J Decoud; L Gutierrez; A Suhl; J Merello
Related Documents :
16735207 - The role of surgery in caroli's disease.
9164497 - Morphology of intrahepatic duct in surgical treatment of hepatolithiasis.
8541427 - Liver segmentectomy as anatomically precise resections. an experimental study in sheep.
19588067 - Laparoscopic-assisted limited liver resection: technique, indications and results.
15128127 - Management of destructive bowel injury in the open abdomen.
10211497 - Relationship between anatomic and symptomatic long-term results after rectocele repair ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-24     Completed Date:  1998-02-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cysts / surgery*
Laparoscopy / methods*
Length of Stay
Liver Diseases / surgery*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Surgical strategies for carcinoma of the hepatic duct confluence.
Next Document:  Increased plasma levels of atrial natriuretic peptide and endocrine markers of volume depletion in p...