polycystic liver disease


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pol·y·cys·tic liv·'er

gradual cystic dilation of intralobular bile ducts (Meyenburg complexes) that fail to involute in embryologic development of the liver; frequently associated with bilateral congenital polycystic kidneys and occasionally with cystic involvement of the pancreas, lungs, and other organs.

polycystic liver disease

A condition characterized by multiple variably-sized cysts lined by cuboidal epithelium; liver disease is often obscured by accompanying adult polycystic kidney disease; 40% of affected livers also have von Meyenburg's complexes
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Differential diagnosis: Polycystic liver disease, tuberous sclerosis, autosomal recessive polycystic disease (ARPD), Von Hippel Lindau disease, and multiple simple cysts in the liver and kidneys.
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4) Cysts may be solitary or multiple, though if >10 cysts are present, the possibility of polycystic liver disease should be considered.
Autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease is part of the spectrum of fibropolycystic liver diseases that are caused by congenital bile duct malformation, including bile duct hamartoma, Caroli's disease, congenital hepatic fibrosis, and choledochal cyst.

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