Cystic Diseases of the Liver

  • Laura M. Enomoto
  • Niraj J. GusaniEmail author


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.


Hepatic Liver Cyst Benign Simple Cyst Cystadenoma Hydatid Caroli von Meyerburg 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Program for Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut TumorsPenn State College of Medicine, Penn State Cancer InstituteHersheyUSA

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