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Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Deroofing

  • Indications
  • De-Roofing of a renal cyst should be undertaken when the size of the cyst causes compressive symptoms to the kidney or other organs. If there is any suspicion of malignancy, de-roofing should not be undertaken.

  • Surgical Steps
  • Introduction of trocars and creation of pneumoperitoneum (transabdominal access)
  • Location of Renal cyst
  • Puncture of the renal cyst wall and aspiration of the contents
  • Circumferential excision of superior part of the cyst wall
  • Thorough check for hemostasis
  • Insertion of drain
  • Port removal and incision suture
Clinical Videos
Laparoscopic Renal Cyst Deroofing