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Cirujano general

versión impresa ISSN 1405-0099


MAGANA-MAINERO, Pablo; GARAY-LECHUGA, Daniel; JIMENEZ-MARTINEZ, Rafael  y  VAZQUEZ-MINERO, Juan Carlos. Giant liver cyst consequent to severe abdominal trauma. Finding after 10 years. Literature review. Cir. gen [online]. 2020, vol.42, n.1, pp.19-23.  Epub 24-Sep-2021. ISSN 1405-0099.


Abdominal trauma represents one of the most frequent reasons for admission to the emergency department. Hepatic trauma represents the main cause of death in closed abdominal trauma with rates as high as 15%. Hepatic cysts are the less frequent sequel.


To present a rare case and a review of the literature. 40-year-old male with a history of a car accident that required surgery in which hepatic resection was performed. 10 years later, he is admitted in the emergency department with multiple contusions after the attack by third persons, during the radiologic approach a giant liver cyst is found.

Material and methods:

A review of the international literature was made through electronic search engines, obtaining only five original articles limited to case reports.


There's no algorithm to follow in the management of post-traumatic liver cyst given that the reported evidence is resumed to case reports without standardized approaches and particular managements of each case.


Post-traumatic hepatic cysts represent a low percentage in the incidence of liver disease and invasive treatment is reserved for those patients who present local complications. In our case, the patient lacked symptoms or complications caused by the cyst despite the size and time of evolution.

Palabras llave : Liver; post-traumatic; giant cyst.

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