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General and digestive surgery

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Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic pericystectomy of liver segment 7
Background: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy has recently sparked interest mainly to improve cosmetic outcomes, while other potential advantages are currently under evaluation. This video presents a pericystectomy of liver segment 7 performed in a patient with a hydatic cyst.

Clinical case: A 26-year-old female, without any surgical history but with a body mass index of 20.6 kg/m2 consulted for a hepatic lesion. Preoperative work-up showed a hydatic cyst of liver segment 7 with renal adhesions. The procedure was performed using an 11mm reusable port to accommodate a 10mm, 30-degree standard length scope, reusable curved instruments according to Dapri (Karl Storz Endoskope), and a straight Ligasure™ V (Covidien). Intraoperative ultrasonography allowed to identify the edges of pericystectomy. The specimen was retrieved through the umbilicus in a custom-made plastic bag, and morcellated at that level.

Results: No conversion to open surgery nor insertion of additional ports were necessary. Laparoscopy took 160 minutes, and the final umbilical incision length was 16mm. Pathologic data confirmed the presence of a hydatic cyst. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5.

Conclusions: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy is beneficial in liver surgery for benign lesions, due to minimal final scar length, which has cosmetic as well as additional potential advantages that need to be further investigated.
G Dapri, V Donckier
Surgical intervention
6 years ago
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05:40
Transumbilical single incision laparoscopic pericystectomy of liver segment 7
Background: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy has recently sparked interest mainly to improve cosmetic outcomes, while other potential advantages are currently under evaluation. This video presents a pericystectomy of liver segment 7 performed in a patient with a hydatic cyst.

Clinical case: A 26-year-old female, without any surgical history but with a body mass index of 20.6 kg/m2 consulted for a hepatic lesion. Preoperative work-up showed a hydatic cyst of liver segment 7 with renal adhesions. The procedure was performed using an 11mm reusable port to accommodate a 10mm, 30-degree standard length scope, reusable curved instruments according to Dapri (Karl Storz Endoskope), and a straight Ligasure™ V (Covidien). Intraoperative ultrasonography allowed to identify the edges of pericystectomy. The specimen was retrieved through the umbilicus in a custom-made plastic bag, and morcellated at that level.

Results: No conversion to open surgery nor insertion of additional ports were necessary. Laparoscopy took 160 minutes, and the final umbilical incision length was 16mm. Pathologic data confirmed the presence of a hydatic cyst. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 5.

Conclusions: Transumbilical single incision laparoscopy is beneficial in liver surgery for benign lesions, due to minimal final scar length, which has cosmetic as well as additional potential advantages that need to be further investigated.
Laparoscopic pericystectomy for an 8cm hepatic hydatid cyst with 3D reconstruction
This is the case of a female patient presenting with epigastric pain. An 8cm liver cyst is identified on the examination. Given her previous medical and clinical history, the patient has a hydatid cyst. Serologic tests remain negative. This hydatid cyst is no longer active. Surgery is indicated given the symptomatology and the patient’s strong desire for the intervention. Indications for the surgical resection of non-active hydatid cysts remain rare. They mainly concern big cysts that may generate typical clinical signs of pain, heaviness and epigastric impairment. A standard pericystectomy performed in a stepwise manner should allow to resect this cyst without any resection of the liver parenchyma.
D Mutter, L Soler, J Marescaux
Surgical intervention
8 years ago
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08:03
Laparoscopic pericystectomy for an 8cm hepatic hydatid cyst with 3D reconstruction
This is the case of a female patient presenting with epigastric pain. An 8cm liver cyst is identified on the examination. Given her previous medical and clinical history, the patient has a hydatid cyst. Serologic tests remain negative. This hydatid cyst is no longer active. Surgery is indicated given the symptomatology and the patient’s strong desire for the intervention. Indications for the surgical resection of non-active hydatid cysts remain rare. They mainly concern big cysts that may generate typical clinical signs of pain, heaviness and epigastric impairment. A standard pericystectomy performed in a stepwise manner should allow to resect this cyst without any resection of the liver parenchyma.