Cystic lesions of the liver (differential)

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Cystic lesions of the liver carry a broad differential diagnosis:

Practical points

If considering placing a percutaneous drain into a presumed hepatic abscess, a biopsy is mandatory since placing a drain in a cystic hepatic metastasis is contraindicated ref.

Article information

rID: 30833
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cystic liver lesions
  • Cystic hepatic lesions
  • Cystic liver lesion
  • Cystic hepatic lesion

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Cases and figures

  • Lesion in the lef...
    Case 1: cystic hepatic metastasis
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  • Case 2: simple liver cyst
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  • Case 3: biliary hamartoma
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  • Case 4: adult polycystic liver disease
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  • Case 5: hydatid cyst
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  • Case 6: liver abscess
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  • Case 7: hepatic cystadenoma
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  • Case 8: biloma
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