25. Cystic Disease of the Liver

  1. E. Jenny Heathcote MB, BS, MD, FRCP, FRCP(C)3,4,5,6
  1. Morris Sherman MB, BCh, PhD, FRCP(C)1,2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314968.ch25

Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

How to Cite

Sherman, M. (2012) Cystic Disease of the Liver, in Hepatology: Diagnosis and Clinical Management (ed E. J. Heathcote), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118314968.ch25

Editor Information

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    Francis Family Chair in Hepatology Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  3. 5

    Patient Based Clinical Research Division, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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    University Health Network/Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

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    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656174

Online ISBN: 9781118314968

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Keywords:

  • polycystic liver disease;
  • Caroli syndrome;
  • hepatic abscess;
  • simple liver cysts

Summary

Cysts in the liver can be classified in several different ways. Congenital cystic disease includes autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), simple cysts of the liver, polycystic liver disease (PLD), and the spectrum of diseases that includes autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD), congenital hepatic fibrosis, and Caroli disease. Acquired cysts include hydatid disease, cystadenoma, and cystadenocarcinoma. In addition, there are several “pseudocystic” lesions such as hemorrhage and abscess (which are not discussed in this chapter).