Cystic Diseases of the Liver
Cysts of the liver are common and generally asymptomatic and benign. Large cysts may cause symptoms including abdominal pain, distension, or early satiety. Patients may also, rarely, present with jaundice. Radiographic imaging and patient history can often help determine the diagnosis. Treatment is geared toward the underlying nature of the cyst, the presenting symptoms (if any), and the risk of degeneration to malignancy.
KeywordsHepatic Liver Cyst Benign Simple Cyst Cystadenoma Hydatid Caroli von Meyerburg
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