Top 20 Doctor insights on: Complex liver cyst

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst, should I be worried?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst, should I be worried?

You need evaluation: Yes, you are appropriately concerned. When you pursue further evaluation, your doctor will want to know your exposure risks, travel history, etc. Also, is this the first time the cyst was identified, or has it enlarged, changed in appearance, or become symptomatic? What liver imaging modality was accomplished? Best of luck with your testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is it possible for a complex liver cyst to be reabsorbed? Why do they appear?

Is it possible for a complex liver cyst to be reabsorbed? Why do they appear?

Common, yet benign: Liver cysts are common and many times arenothing more than a distraction. They are harmless and do not require any intervention. Askl you doctor for follow up advice, which may include annual check ups for one to two years to make sure the cyst doe snot change much before you can forget about it. ...Read more

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Are complex liver cyst always cancerous?

Are complex liver cyst always cancerous?

No: Complex liver cysts are typically not cancer. Cancer often has a different picture on ct or MRI of the liver. Cysts are common findings in patients, and can involve the liver or kidney. ...Read more

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What is a complex liver cyst? Is it cancerous?

MULTIPLE CHAMBERS: A complex cyst just means the fluid filled mass is multi-chambered, and not a simple single chamber. It is probably congenital, and is unlikely to be malignant. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do? My next dr app in 1 month

Recently diagnosed complex liver cyst that causes permanent mild pain, what to do? My next dr app in 1 month

Depends...: ...On the appearance of the cyst on x-ray and ultrasound, and on how symptomatic it is. Be sure to keep your appts. And notify your doc if pain worsens. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst, what is the treatment for it?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst, what is the treatment for it?

Excision: Most liver cysts are benign and require no treatment at all. About 1 in 20 people have liver cysts.
If they are enlarging or symptomatic (pain, fullness, bleeding) treatment is suggested
simple cysts can often be treated by laparoscopic cystotomy
complex cysts carry a higher risk of malignancy. Open resection might be needed. ...Read more

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What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

What is a complex liver cyst with internal echoes and septal and wall calcifications mean?

Complex cyst: Could be an infection, infestation like hydatid cyst or necrotic mass.
You need more work up, blood test and more imaging such as mri. ...Read more

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6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular, I really worried, I just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

6.2 CM complex liver cyst which is non vascular, I really worried, I just got the results of ultrasound. Is it bad?

Non-vascular is good: Cysts can occur in many organs. If it is non-vascular, and does not demonstrate an associated mass and has a thin wall, it is probably a benign cyst. Follow up with your doctor, though, to be sure. Since I cannot see your cyst, there could be other associated findings that may be helpful and important. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments for a pacient suffering from complex liver cyst sizing 9.61 CM x 8.87 x 8.96 CM in liver measures 14.3 CM in i'ts longitudinal?

What kind of treatments for a pacient suffering from complex liver cyst sizing 9.61 CM x 8.87 x 8.96 CM in liver measures 14.3 CM in i'ts longitudinal?

It depends: Unless the cyst is causing symptoms or growing in size steadily over a period of one or two years, you may not to do anything other than follow upmonitoring. The follow up should be done with a hepatologist or a gastro-enterologist...He/she can guide/advise you further. ...Read more

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1.7cm simple liver cyst found 3yr ago. Recent US showed 2.2 cm mildly complex liver cyst. Some mural thickening or nodularity. Should I do a CT or MRI?

1.7cm simple liver cyst found 3yr ago. Recent US showed 2.2 cm mildly complex liver cyst. Some mural thickening or nodularity. Should I do a CT or MRI?

Radiologist: This a situation where I believe that the primary care physician confers with the radiologist who reviews the ultrasound and then advises as to what imaging test is best for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Liver cyst complex cyst partially septated for 15 years scared. What does that mean?

Liver cyst complex cyst partially septated for 15 years scared. What does that mean?

Cysts usually benign: Given the duration, presumably imaged 15 yrs ago, it is likely a benign liver cyst. But given you have some liver tissue conditions, like fatty liver and lupus, an evaluation for other concerns from a gastroenterologist may be useful, especially if you are symptomatic now. The other issue is being scared without action, and consultation directly With your primary doctor may be in order. ...Read more

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What is the medication for treating a liver cyst?

What is the medication for treating a liver cyst?

It is harmless!: Liver cysts are rarely symptomatic. Since they are benign they rarely require treatment. If it becomes very large and causes symptoms, then surgical intervention may be needed but it must be done with due caution and avoided as long as possible. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the medication for curing a liver cyst?

Could you tell me what is the medication for curing a liver cyst?

They are harmless: Liver cysts are commonly seen on CT scans. They are often harmless and can be left alone. I would not worry about it or try to chase it any further as they are harmless...so you do not need to try to cure them...you can only create a bigger problem in doing so!! ...Read more

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I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should I worry about it?

I have a 8.5 x 5.3 CM septated liver cyst should I worry about it?

Probably harmless: How was it discovered? Does it cause you any symptoms/discomfort? You should follow your doctor's advice. If needed, you can consult a hepatologist who will have more experience and better advice than an Internist. Most such cysts remain silent and do not need any intervention till they become symptomatic. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about an 11cm liver cyst? What causes liver cysts?

Maybe: If there's a possibility that it's an echinococcus -- i.e., you were around a dog in sheep-raising country -- then find out whether that might be what it is. Otherwise, forget it. They "just happen". I think they're from a single dumb-luck non-cancer-style mutation in the early embryo. Unless the imaging person is concerned about malignancy, don't give the thing another thought. ...Read more

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Which food avoid for liver cyst I have small cyst in my liver I have pain?

Which food avoid for liver cyst I have small cyst in my liver I have pain?

Doubt relationship: Many people have little cysts in the liver; they are usually harmless and if the radiologist is not concerned, I would ignore it. If this was found on imaging for pain that you are having, and the capsule is not stretched, seek the cause of the pain elsewhere. Diet's not going to affect a benign liver cyst. Trust it is not echinococcus. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Usually not: I've seen these often at autopsy and they're quite benign. Ask the radiologist for a better idea. ...Read more

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Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

Can liver cyst be carcinoid?

No, Not really: But the shadows of the liver cysts can be confused with tumor metastases in the liver. However follow up tests and other imaging tests like ultrasound or MRI of the liver can easily make a distinction between the cysts versus the tumors like carcinoid tumors. ...Read more

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Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

Could trauma cause a liver cyst?

Very rare: Liver cysts are not that uncommom with no known causes. They can grow very large and it is unheard of them to rupture. Among the cysts of the liver, one of the rarest types is that caused by blunt trauma to the liver resulting in hematoma and cyst formation. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more