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.
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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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Polycystic liver diseases (PLDs) represent a group of genetic disorders in which cysts occur in the liver (autosomal dominant PLD) or in combination with cysts in the kidneys (autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease).[sup][1],[2] Most patients with PLD are asymptomatic and require no special treatment.
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Clinical manifestations at hospital admission in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease/autosomal dominant polycystic liver disease with kidney and/or liver cyst infections.
(10) Peribiliary cysts are associated with advanced and portal hypertensive liver disease and are also present in patients with polycystic liver disease. (11) Uncommon complications of peribiliary cysts include obstructive jaundice and hepatolithiasis.
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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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