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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor

Benign tumors


Reviewers: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 9 January 2013, last major update February 2012
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● By definition, no true epithelial lining
● Single, often involves left lobe
Causes: trauma, ischemia, pancreatitis

Gross description

● May be large, contain blood or bile; may become secondarily infected

Micro description

● Fibrous lining, may contain hemosiderin, bile, macrophages and inflammatory cells in the wall, intracystc necrotic debris
● May resolve spontaneously

End of Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - Tumor > Benign tumors > Pseudocyst

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