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Cyst on liver common?
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Liver Cyst
Most of these are not to worry about.
Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax!

In brief: Liver Cyst
Most of these are not to worry about.
Ask you doctor if he agrees and then relax!
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Dr. John Lipman
Usually discovered incidentally on ultrasound or CT scan. If it fufills the radiologic criteria of a simple cyst, no further workup or treatment is necessary unless it is causing pain to the patient. In this instance aspirating the cyst with a needle and then injecting a sclerosant to destroy the lining cells of the cyst will be effective to treat.
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In brief: Yes
Quite common. And mostly benign with no chance of cancer development.
But some may be more problematic.

In brief: Yes
Quite common. And mostly benign with no chance of cancer development.
But some may be more problematic.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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In brief: Very
Its probably the most common benign space occupying lesion seen in routine ct scans.

In brief: Very
Its probably the most common benign space occupying lesion seen in routine ct scans.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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In brief: Yes
Two types. Simple cysts are common and benign.
No cancer potential. Can grow and cause pressure symptoms. The other type, biliary-related cyst can be premalignant and should be excised when possible; these are usually loculated and more central in location in the liver. Finally cysts can also be the results of infections such as echinicoccus and amebas.

In brief: Yes
Two types. Simple cysts are common and benign.
No cancer potential. Can grow and cause pressure symptoms. The other type, biliary-related cyst can be premalignant and should be excised when possible; these are usually loculated and more central in location in the liver. Finally cysts can also be the results of infections such as echinicoccus and amebas.
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In brief: Yes
Quite common are simple cysts, and are benign without risk of cancer.
Rarely they are all over the liver and cause liver enlargement (polycystic disease), and rarely get infected. On the other hand, complex liver cysts, usually septated, irregular and from biliary origin are considered potentially premalignant and should be considered for excision.

In brief: Yes
Quite common are simple cysts, and are benign without risk of cancer.
Rarely they are all over the liver and cause liver enlargement (polycystic disease), and rarely get infected. On the other hand, complex liver cysts, usually septated, irregular and from biliary origin are considered potentially premalignant and should be considered for excision.
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