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South Med J. 2000 Jul;93(7):698-702.

Biliary cystadenoma: rare variant of intrahepatic cystic disease.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama, Mobile, USA.


Intrahepatic nonparasitic cystic disease is rare and may be of congenital or neoplastic origin. The most frequent symptoms and signs are nonspecific and include pain, nausea, fullness, increased girth, and palpable mass. Interventional therapy is reserved for symptomatic patients, which usually corresponds to cysts >5 cm in diameter. Retrospective analysis revealed 26 cases of intrahepatic cystic disease over 15 years at our institution. We discuss the case of a patient who had bilobular biliary cystadenomatous disease, a rare, benign variant of intrahepatic nonparasitic cystic disease.

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