Ciliated hepatic foregut duplication cyst

Case contributed by Ryan Schwertner


Unexplained weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

3.8 cm hyperattenuating cyst in the right lobe of the liver without vascular enhancement. Cyst measures 50-56 Hounsfield units in all phases. 

Case Discussion

Ciliated hepatic foregut duplication cysts are usually less than 3 cm and are most often located in the subcapsular area of segment IV. Findings on CT vary due to cyst contents ranging from clear serous fluid to denser mucinous fluid. Lesions are usually non-enhancing. 

Further evaluation with ultrasound and MRI of the liver is recommended in this case.

Case made with the help of Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

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Case information

rID: 56966
Published: 2nd Dec 2017
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Augusta University

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