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Rare disease
A 77-year-old female with a giant hepatic cyst
  1. Sepehr Lalezari1,
  2. Matthew Coates2,
  3. Nagui Sorour2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  2. 2Department of Surgery, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, California, United States
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Coates, motownmatty{at}


A 77-year-old female presented with high blood pressure noted at home. She was having abdominal pain and distension for several years but attributed it to old age and ignored the symptoms. CT scan revealed a giant hepatic liver cyst. The cyst was subsequently excised via laparoscopic unroofing. The patient did well post op and her symptoms were alleviated.

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