A case of a 51-year-old female suffering in polycystic liver disease is presented. The patient had bulging upper abdomen, pain in the right subcostal region originating perhaps from the stretching liver capsule and a considerably shortened prothrombin time. Only minor portions of liver tissue could be detected by imaging methods, therefore surgical solution was not suggested. In order to maintain the hepatic function by reducing the compression of the functioning tissue, US-guided multiple cyst punctures were performed with sclerotisation of the cysts. Following the multi-stage procedures the size of liver decreased, the hepatic function gradually improved. In accordance with the literature the authors recommend the multi-stage cyst puncture and sclerotisation as beneficial therapy of polycystic liver disease with minor risk, without burden general anesthesia and minimal on the patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 26 1994|
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