Most of the cysts located in the right liver are easy to dissect away from the diaphragm. If not safely feasible, a partial resection of the diaphragm must be performed.
In case of a cyst located deep within the liver, liver resection is also recommended. However, when depth from the liver surface is less than 2-3 cm, a hepatotomy allows the cyst to be reached and a standard pericystectomy can be performed.
For cysts located close to the vena cava in segments 6 or 7, the liver needs to be mobilized as for a right hepatectomy.
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