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World J Hepatol. 2013 Sep 27;5(9):462-9. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v5.i9.462.

Current management of noninfectious hepatic cystic lesions: A review of the literature.

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Francisco Igor Macedo, Department of Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI 48075, United States.


Nonparasitic hepatic cysts consist of a heterogeneous group of disorders, which differ in etiology, prevalence, and manifestations. With improving diagnostic techniques, hepatic cysts are becoming more common. Recent advancements in minimally invasive technology created a new Era in the management of hepatic cystic disease. Herein, the most current recommendations for management of noninfectious hepatic cysts are described, thereby discussing differential diagnosis, new therapeutic modalities and outcomes.


Caroli’s disease; Cystadenocarcinoma; Cystadenoma; Fenestration; Noninfectious; Polycystic liver disease; Sclerotherapy; Simple hepatic cyst

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