Surgical treatment of nonparasitic cysts of the liver: open versus laparoscopic treatment.

@article{Treckmann2010SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of nonparasitic cysts of the liver: open versus laparoscopic treatment.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Walter Treckmann and Andreas Paul and George Sgourakis and Matthias M Heuer and Melanie Wandelt and Georgios C Sotiropoulos},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={199 6},
  pages={776-81}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the immediately postoperative and follow-up results of open and laparoscopic surgery of hepatic cysts in a tertiary hepatobiliary referral center. MATERIALS AND METHODS From March 1999 to February 2007, 59 patients underwent surgical treatment for nonparasitic liver cysts. Patients were assigned to the laparoscopic (n = 42) or open group (n = 17) for analysis. RESULTS Three conversions to open procedures had to be performed in the laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING