Liver cysts are round-shaped formations filled with liquid that are usually solitary and do not produce symptoms.
INDEX: 1. WHAT ARE EPATIC CYSTS 2. SURGICAL TECHNIQUES 2.1. LAPAROSCOPIC EPATIC CISTECTOMY 1. WHAT ARE EPATIC CYSTS Liver cysts are round-shaped formations filled with liquid that are usually solitary and do not produce symptoms. In some cases, they are giant cysts and can create a sense of clutter in the abdomen as they move the other organs. The polycystic liver is characterized by the presence of a multitude of cysts and is often associated with a polycystic kidney disease. Most common in the past and nowadays are echinococcal cysts which, in most cases, have been found to be effective medical care. Complex liver cysts, ie those with septates or blood inside should be studied more accurately for the possibility of being faced with cancer, benign or malignant liver tumors. 2. SURGICAL TECHNIQUES: It is useless to aspirate the cysts because they are reformed immediately. Alcoholization ie suction of the liquid with a syringe followed by the inoculation of an alcoholic solution is effective for small cysts which are, however, asymptomatic. Large liver cysts are treated with the intervention of: 2.1. LAPAROSCOPIC EPATIC CISTECTOMY It is a laparoscopic intervention through three abdominal mini-cuts and it is intended to remove only the part of the surface cystic wall (20-40%). The contents are aspirated and the omental fat is positioned inside the residual cavity.