Surgical treatment of non-parasitic hepatic cysts: report of 12 cases

Authors

  • Alexander H. Payatakes,

    1. Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Patras, Rion, Greece
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  • Stavros K. Kakkos,

  • Ekaterini G. Solomou,

  • Konstantinos N. Tepetes,

  • Dionissios D. Karavias


Abstract

Objective:

To present our experience of non-parasitic hepatic cysts.

Design:

Retrospective study.

Setting:

University Hospital, Greece.

Subjects:

12 consecutive patients with symptomatic non-parasitic hepatic cysts operated on during the 7-year period 1990–97 inclusive.

Interventions:

Wide unroofing of the hepatic cysts.

Main outcome measures:

Persistence or recurrence of symptoms and recurrence of cysts.

Results:

Symptoms persisted or recurred in 2/12 patients and cysts recurred in 2/9 who had ultrasound scans.

Conclusion:

Surgical treatment of non-parasitic hepatic cysts was effective and safe. Copyright © 1999 Taylor and Francis Ltd.

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