What are the cure rates of hepatic cysts?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert E Glasgow, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Several small series of patients undergoing laparoscopic unroofing of simple hepatic cysts have reported cure rates of 90% or higher. Kneuertz et al reported improvements in quality of life. [6]

Patients with PCLD have lower cure rates (see Table 1 below).

Table 1. Series of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Unroofing of Liver Cysts (Open Table in a new window)

First Author (Year)

Institution

Number of Patients

Success Rate, Simple Cysts

Success Rate, Polycystic Liver Disease

Morino (1994) [7]

University of Torino, Italy

17

100%

40%

Krahenbuhl (1996)

University of Bern, Switzerland

8

100%

N/A

Hansen (1997) [8]

University of California, San Francisco, United States

19

94%

0%

Emmerman (1997)

Eppendorf University, Hamburg, Germany

18

89%

N/A

Fabiani (1997) [9]

University of Nice, France

10

100%

N/A

Martin (1998) [10]

Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland

38

92%

39%

Katkhouda (1999) [11]

University of Southern California, United States

25

100%

89%

Zacherl (2000) [12]

University Clinic of Surgery, Vienna, Austria

11

86%

N/A

Fiamingo (2003) [13]

University Hospital, Via Giustiniani, Italy

15

89%

50%

Robinson(2004) [14]

University of Colorado, United States

11

N/A

45%

Konstadoulakis(2005) [15]

Athens University, Greece

9

N/A

78%

Fabiani (2005) [16]

University Nice, France

38

96%*

N/A

*Clinicoradiologic recurrence


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