Department of Surgery, Kirkuk General Hospital, Kirkuk, Iraq


Background: Treatment of liver hydatid cystic disease rangse from surgical intervention (laparoscopic or conventional approach) to percutaneous drainage and to medical therapy. Objective: Evaluation the role of laprascopy in the management of liver hydatid disease. Methods: A total of 32 cases with liver hydatid cyst underwent laprasopic management in Kirkuk general hospital from January 2010 to December 2015. Age, sex, duration of surgery, surgical morbidity, and evidence of hydatid cyst recurrence were measured. Results: Laproscopic management done for 918) male (56%) and (14) female (44%) with liver hytatid cyst, with mean age of (35 years). The number of cysts were either single (68.8%) or to maximum 2 cyst (31.2%), with size range (4-14 cm). patients presented with either pain (53.1%), nausea or dyspepsia (9.4%), accidentally found on u/s (9.3%), and jaundice (3.1%). The most common complication was associated with cyst size of ≥ 6 cm: bile leakage (53.1%), peritonitis (3.13%), port site infection (3.13%). Conclusions: laparscopic approach of liver hydatid cyst is a tolerable and safe procedure.