Biliary cystadenoma

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


A female presented with lump in epigastric region with some episodes of vomitting

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

A large exophytic cystic lesion is seen in liver, with evidence of peripheral and septal calcifications, and moving internal echoes on USG.


Provisional diagnosis of Hydatid cyst and Biliary cystadenoma were considered. Histopathology revealed biliary cystadenoma

Case Discussion

Ultrasound confused me a lot, and I could not make out nature of mass. In fact, it was difficult to assess if its intrahepatic or a large epigastric cystic mass closely abutting liver like a large pseudopancreatic cyst. CT showed the intrahepatic lesion with close characteristics of biliary cystadenoma, but I preferred to give a differential of hydatid cyst. This case was operated and confirmed biliary cystadenoma on histological diagnosis.

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Case information

rID: 16178
Published: 27th Dec 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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