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Laparoscopic treatment of giant solitary hepatic cyst in a geriatric patient

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The role of laparoscopy surgery in the management of benign cysts is now the gold standard for treating selected, giant, accessible, symptomatic or complicated cysts... Our objective was to assess the feasibility, the safety and the efficacy of the minimally invasive technique procedure for treating giant hepatic cyst even in geriatric patient... In support of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly, we here describe our minimally invasive technique in a patient with an isolated cystic mass located in the right lobe of the liver, in the anteroinfeior (V–VI) and posteriosuperior (VI–VIII) segments (Figure 1)... Thereafter the patient was scheduled for laparoscopic cyst excision... Cyst serous fluid sent for CA testing was negative as a tumoral marker... In the early postoperative the patient developed a bilateral pleural effusion, treated successfully conservatively... The postoperative hospital stay was 12 days... However, excision of the entire cyst wall is not necessary if is possible ablate the remaining epithelium with elettrocautery or an argon beam coagulator... Surgical cyst fenestration can be done laparoscopically in elderly achieving at least similar results to those offered by an open approach, and is accompanied by the usual postoperative benefits of laparoscopic surgery... Hepatic symptomatic giant cysts are suitable for the laparoscopic approach even in elderly patients... In selected patients total excision of the cyst is safe, associated with minimal morbidity and good long-term outcome and offers all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.

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Figure 1: CT scan: appearance of a large hepatic cyst.

Mentions: In support of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly, we here describe our minimally invasive technique in a patient with an isolated cystic mass located in the right lobe of the liver, in the anteroinfeior (V–VI) and posteriosuperior (VI–VIII) segments (Figure 1). A 65-year-old woman reported progressive upper abdominal distension, and digestive complaints that are unexplained by other findings. Our case was initially diagnosed by ultrasound (solitary cyst, unilocular, spherical shape, smooth-walled, and absence of internal echoes, measuring 15 cm in diameter) and confirmed by CT scan and MRI, which also gave further information regarding the extent of the mass and its proximity to any vital structures within the liver. Serological tests for hydatid liver disease were negative and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was normal. Alkaline phospatise and the total bilirubin level were mildly elevated. Thereafter the patient was scheduled for laparoscopic cyst excision. After trocar placement, similar to that for laparoscopic cholecistectomy, a small opening was made in the cyst and the contents aspirated for cytology and culture. Using a monopolar hooked cautery, the cyst was resected free from the liver surface, followed by an omentoplasty into the remaining cyst cavity (to prevent closing roof defect and cyst recurrence). The cyst was not in communication with biliary tree and not biliary leak has been reported. The procedure was completed laparoscopically without intraoperative complication and no need for blood transfusion. The operative time was 240 minutes.


Laparoscopic treatment of giant solitary hepatic cyst in a geriatric patient
CT scan: appearance of a large hepatic cyst.
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Figure 1: CT scan: appearance of a large hepatic cyst.
Mentions: In support of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly, we here describe our minimally invasive technique in a patient with an isolated cystic mass located in the right lobe of the liver, in the anteroinfeior (V–VI) and posteriosuperior (VI–VIII) segments (Figure 1). A 65-year-old woman reported progressive upper abdominal distension, and digestive complaints that are unexplained by other findings. Our case was initially diagnosed by ultrasound (solitary cyst, unilocular, spherical shape, smooth-walled, and absence of internal echoes, measuring 15 cm in diameter) and confirmed by CT scan and MRI, which also gave further information regarding the extent of the mass and its proximity to any vital structures within the liver. Serological tests for hydatid liver disease were negative and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was normal. Alkaline phospatise and the total bilirubin level were mildly elevated. Thereafter the patient was scheduled for laparoscopic cyst excision. After trocar placement, similar to that for laparoscopic cholecistectomy, a small opening was made in the cyst and the contents aspirated for cytology and culture. Using a monopolar hooked cautery, the cyst was resected free from the liver surface, followed by an omentoplasty into the remaining cyst cavity (to prevent closing roof defect and cyst recurrence). The cyst was not in communication with biliary tree and not biliary leak has been reported. The procedure was completed laparoscopically without intraoperative complication and no need for blood transfusion. The operative time was 240 minutes.

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The role of laparoscopy surgery in the management of benign cysts is now the gold standard for treating selected, giant, accessible, symptomatic or complicated cysts... Our objective was to assess the feasibility, the safety and the efficacy of the minimally invasive technique procedure for treating giant hepatic cyst even in geriatric patient... In support of the laparoscopic approach in the elderly, we here describe our minimally invasive technique in a patient with an isolated cystic mass located in the right lobe of the liver, in the anteroinfeior (V–VI) and posteriosuperior (VI–VIII) segments (Figure 1)... Thereafter the patient was scheduled for laparoscopic cyst excision... Cyst serous fluid sent for CA testing was negative as a tumoral marker... In the early postoperative the patient developed a bilateral pleural effusion, treated successfully conservatively... The postoperative hospital stay was 12 days... However, excision of the entire cyst wall is not necessary if is possible ablate the remaining epithelium with elettrocautery or an argon beam coagulator... Surgical cyst fenestration can be done laparoscopically in elderly achieving at least similar results to those offered by an open approach, and is accompanied by the usual postoperative benefits of laparoscopic surgery... Hepatic symptomatic giant cysts are suitable for the laparoscopic approach even in elderly patients... In selected patients total excision of the cyst is safe, associated with minimal morbidity and good long-term outcome and offers all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.

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