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Digestive Disorders

Liver Cysts

09/30/2011

Question:

I was diagnosed with hepatic cyst. What does that mean?

Answer:

Many people find out they have cysts in the liver when they have ultrasounds or CT scans done for other reasons. If the cysts are small and not changing in size and not causing symptoms, usually there is no problem with them.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University