Cyst wall resection and ablation by hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery combined with argon plasma coagulator for huge hepatic cysts

Int Surg. Nov-Dec 2007;92(6):361-6.


Six cases of deroofing of giant liver cysts by hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) and safe and definitive cyst wall ablation with argon plasma coagulation (APC), which was verified by pathological examination of the resected cyst wall, were shown.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cysts / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laser Coagulation / instrumentation*
  • Lasers, Gas
  • Liver Diseases / surgery*
  • Middle Aged