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Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2016 Mar;37(1):21-2. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000218.

Fatal Liver Cyst Rupture Due to Anabolic Steroid Use: A Case Presentation.

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From the *William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and †Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner, Detroit, MI.


Liver cysts are commonly found incidentally from imaging scans or at autopsy. These benign neoplasms vary in size and represent a heterogeneous group of disorders, for which the demographics, risk factors, apparent inciting event, clinical presentation, and outcome are varied. Complications that can develop from a liver cyst include development of spontaneous hemorrhage, infection, and/or obstruction. Although the etiology of liver cysts varies, fatal rupture of a hemorrhagic liver cyst due to anabolic steroid use is a rare occurrence. In fact, there are few reported cases in journal literature. We report a case of a fatal liver cyst rupture with resultant hemoperitoneum in the presence of anabolic steroid (stanozolol) use.

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