Surgical management of symptomatic simple hepatic cysts.

M. Amendolara, D. Bucca, C. Barbarino, M. F. Romano, G. Marino, M. Zucchelli, G. Stevanato, M. Bernardi, R. Ranzato

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The authors present three cases of symptomatic, large, benign, nonparasitic hepatic cysts. The diagnosis was determined by US and CT scan, the latter enabling differential diagnosis with neoplastic or hydatid cysts. All patients were treated with open hepatic resection. In 2 cases, laparoscopy was performed to enable complete diagnosis. The authors used LigaSure™ (Covidien, USA) instrument, avoiding bleeding complications and reducing surgery time. Histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of benign cysts. CT follow-up at 6 months and 1 year demonstrated the efficacy of the surgery, with no recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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  • Surgery

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    Amendolara, M., Bucca, D., Barbarino, C., Romano, M. F., Marino, G., Zucchelli, M., Stevanato, G., Bernardi, M., & Ranzato, R. (2012). Surgical management of symptomatic simple hepatic cysts. Giornale di Chirurgia, 33(1-2), 17-20.