Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 719–723 | Cite as

Laparoscopic excision of an antenatally diagnosed large simple hepatic cyst in the newborn

  • Pilyung S. Oh
  • Shinjiro Hirose
  • Shwetambara Parakh
  • Robert A. CowlesEmail author
Case Report


Non-parasitic hepatic cysts are rare in infants and children. Advances in antenatal imaging have improved their detection, while development of laparoscopic techniques has expanded options for treatment. We present a case of an antenatally diagnosed non-parasitic hepatic cyst in a neonate, which was successfully excised laparoscopically with no recurrence.


Hepatic cyst Laparoscopy Prenatal diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pilyung S. Oh
    • 1
  • Shinjiro Hirose
    • 2
  • Shwetambara Parakh
    • 1
  • Robert A. Cowles
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-PresbyterianNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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