When is surgery indicated for neoplastic cysts of the liver?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert E Glasgow, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Several surgical methods for treatment of cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma have been described. Regardless of surgical technique, all surgical options should result in complete ablation of the tumor. Enucleation and formal resection have been accepted as appropriate treatment options. Fenestration and complete fulguration have also been implemented, although, in this method, complete ablation cannot be confirmed by pathology.


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