Laparoscopic resection of solitary congenital liver cyst in a neonate.


Solitary congenital liver cysts are a rare finding and present a challenge in the diagnosis. Routine prenatal ultrasounds confirmed the presence of an isolated cystic mass in the upper abdominal cavity of a fetus during the third trimester of gestation. Ultrasound examination performed after birth confirmed the presence of a floating cyst in the upper abdomen. Laparoscopy was performed on the 12th day to confirm the diagnosis using a 2.7 mm scope and instruments. Using a monopolar hooked cautery, the cyst was resected free from the liver surface without any complication. The postoperative course was uneventful. Histopathologic analysis demonstrated a true liver cyst with a mesothelial lining and hepatic residues. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in literature where a solitary liver cyst was resected using minimal invasive techniques in a newborn.


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@article{Saxena2006LaparoscopicRO, title={Laparoscopic resection of solitary congenital liver cyst in a neonate.}, author={Amulya Kumar Saxena and Cornelia van Tuil}, journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques}, year={2006}, volume={16 2}, pages={99-101} }