Totally laparoscopic pericystectomy in hepatic hydatid disease

Kapan M., Yavuz N., Kapan S., Polat S., Goksoy E.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.14, no.2, pp.107-109, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Hepatic hydatid disease is still a commonly seen problem in endemic areas as well as in our country. There is a wide spectrum of therapeutic modalities ranging from simple medical treatment to radical liver resection. Progress in laparoscopic procedures made it possible to consider laparoscopic approaches in selected patients with hepatic hydatid disease. The current laparoscopic approach seems to be limited to cystotomy and drainage. There are fewer reports on hepatic resections or pericystectomy in the literature. In this article we present a case of laparoscopic pericystectomy performed in a selected patient.