Probably developmental defects.
Developmental inclusion of secretory cells within the
hepatic parenchyma results in the progressive accumulation
of fluid and the development of a cyst.,
Much more common in males (4:1 to 5:1)
Usually detected in adulthood as asymptomatic masses.
|General Gross Description|
Usually in the right lobe of the liver
Can be quite large, up to 20 litres in capacity
|General Microscopic Description|
Simple cysts lined by cuboidal to columnar epithelium.
Pathology of the Liver. 3rd ed. MacSween RNM et.al. New York: Churchill-Livingstone, 1994, pp. 103-104.
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|Synopsis by: T.V.Rajan, M.D., Ph.D. (T56000M33400)