BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of cystadenoma diagnosis in a series of laparoscopic treatments for nonparasitic liver cysts, as well as its management. METHODS: From 1996 to 2004, 26 patients with a nonparasitic cyst of the liver were selected for laparoscopic liver surgery. Solitary nonparasitic liver cysts were, whenever feasible, completely enucleated. RESULTS: In four patients, the histopathologic examination showed a cystadenoma. Three patients with 13, 9, and 12-cm cysts, respectively, had undergone complete enucleation of the lesion, with no evidence of recurrence in the follow-up visit. One patient with multicystic liver experienced a recurrence and required an open hepatic resection. CONCLUSIONS: When a complete laparoscopic enucleation of the cyst can be ensured, a strict follow-up assessment should be considered as the definitive treatment, with surgical intervention demanded only in the case of recurrence or high suspicion for malignancy.

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of cystadenoma diagnosis in a series of laparoscopic treatments for nonparasitic liver cysts, as well as its management. Methods: From 1996 to 2004, 26 patients with a nonparasitic cyst of the liver were selected for laparoscopic liver surgery. Solitary nonparasitic liver cysts were, whenever feasible, completely enucleated. Results: In four patients, the histopathologic examination showed a cystadenoma. Three patients with 13, 9, and 12-cm cysts, respectively, had undergone complete enucleation of the lesion, with no evidence of recurrence in the follow-up visit. One patient with multicystic liver experienced a recurrence and required an open hepatic resection. Conclusions: When a complete laparoscopic enucleation of the cyst can be ensured, a strict follow-up assessment should be considered as the definitive treatment, with surgical intervention demanded only in the case of recurrence or high suspicion for malignancy. OI Cillo, Umberto/0000-0002-2310-0245; BUFFONE, Antonino/0000-0003-4845-9200

Cystadenoma and laparoscopic surgery for hepatic cystic disease: a need for laparotomy?

VEROUX, Massimiliano;VEROUX, Pierfrancesco;BUFFONE, Antonino;
2005

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of cystadenoma diagnosis in a series of laparoscopic treatments for nonparasitic liver cysts, as well as its management. Methods: From 1996 to 2004, 26 patients with a nonparasitic cyst of the liver were selected for laparoscopic liver surgery. Solitary nonparasitic liver cysts were, whenever feasible, completely enucleated. Results: In four patients, the histopathologic examination showed a cystadenoma. Three patients with 13, 9, and 12-cm cysts, respectively, had undergone complete enucleation of the lesion, with no evidence of recurrence in the follow-up visit. One patient with multicystic liver experienced a recurrence and required an open hepatic resection. Conclusions: When a complete laparoscopic enucleation of the cyst can be ensured, a strict follow-up assessment should be considered as the definitive treatment, with surgical intervention demanded only in the case of recurrence or high suspicion for malignancy. OI Cillo, Umberto/0000-0002-2310-0245; BUFFONE, Antonino/0000-0003-4845-9200
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