Hepatic Cysts: General Considerations

How to Cite This Chapter: Essaji Y, Krawczyk M, Patkowski W. Hepatic Cysts: General Considerations. McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine. Kraków: Medycyna Praktyczna. https://empendium.com/mcmtextbook/chapter/B31.II. Accessed July 18, 2024.
Last Updated: July 11, 2022
Last Reviewed: July 11, 2022
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Types of liver cysts:

1) Noncancerous: Congenital and genetically determined (simple liver cysts, biliary cysts, polycystic liver disease), acquired (post-traumatic, parasitic).

2) Neoplastic (rare): Cystic tumors (cystadenoma, cystadenocarcinoma, angiosarcomas) or large, disintegrating, necrotizing neoplastic lesions (primary and metastatic).

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