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Laparoscopic Treatment for Antenatally Detected Solitary Giant Cyst of the Liver (Abstract)

de Lagausie P ¹, Potier A.², Gorincourt G.³ , Suprano I *, Muller F *, Guys J.M.¹

¹ Service de Chirurgie pédiatrique, hôpital d’enfant la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13005 Marseille.

² Diagnostic anténatal, hôpital d’enfant la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13005 Marseille.

³ Service de radiologie, hôpital d’enfant la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13005 Marseille.

* Service d’anésthésie-réanimation, hôpital d’enfant la Timone, 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13005 Marseille.

** Service de Biochimie-hormonologie, hôpital Robert Debré, 48 bld Serurier, 75019 Paris .

 

Abstract

The antenatal diagnosis of intra-abdominal mass may present some problems especially in females; it may be difficult to estimate the nature of the lesion and its repercussions on foetal development. We report the case of a giant intra-abdominal cyst, early diagnosed during the 12th week of pregnancy, with no signs of foetal hydrops or other malformations. In the pursuit and surveillance of pregnancy a partial regression of the cyst took place and at the end of pregnancy it occupied only the right flank. Delivery didn’t present any problem and due to a perfect clinical adaptation this young boy was operated laparoscopically one month later. His mass of right flank attached to liver revealed to be a hepatic cyst. This observation reminds us that hepatic cyst must represent a possible aetiology of abdominal cystic mass diagnosed antenatally. The evolution of a giant cyst, like this, may be completely favourable.

Key words: foetal hepatic cyst, prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound, amniotic fluid enzyme

 

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