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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor

Benign tumors

Biliary cyst

Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
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● Unilocular; single or multiple; when multiple usually a component of adult polycystic kidney disease
● Usually age 40+ years; prevalence increases with age
● No malignant potential
● Subcapsular, not connected to biliary tree

Micro description

● Lined by cuboidal or biliary type epithelium; rarely squamous lined
● Thin fibrous wall with pigment laden macrophages; adjacent von Meyenberg complexes are present

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