Laparoscopic fenestration in polycystic liver disease.

  title={Laparoscopic fenestration in polycystic liver disease.},
  author={M Kabbej and Alain Sauvanet and Dominique Chauveau and Olivier Farges and Jacques Belghiti},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={83 12},
Sixteen laparoscopic cyst fenestrations for symptomatic adult polycystic liver disease (APLD) were performed in 13 women, including four patients who had had previous attempts at treatment (percutaneous sclerotherapy in two and fenestration via a laparotomy in two). The median number of cysts deroofed was 32 (range 18-58) during the 13 primary procedures. There was no in-hospital death. Postoperative transient ascites occurred in six patients. After operation 11 patients experienced immediate… CONTINUE READING


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