My US stated that there is a "cyst in the inferior right lobe of the liver with a couple small areas of internal septation. no solid mass or ductal dilation".
the end of the report concerning the cyst is
IMPRESSION: CYST RIGHT LOBE OF LIVER
No mention of the size of the cyst. is this something to be concerned sbout?
Liver cysts are thin-walled sacs filled with air, fluids, or semi-solid material. Liver cysts occur in approximately 5% of people. The majority of cysts are benign, but all cancers are able to produce malignant cysts. Patients typically present with a single liver cyst, although multiple cysts sometimes develop. Liver cysts rarely impair the liver's ability to function.
Most liver cysts do not cause symptoms. If they do occur, symptoms include:
Upper abdominal fullness, discomfort, or pain.
Sudden and severe right upper quadrant and shoulder pain caused by bleeding into the cyst, but this occurs In only in a small group of patients,
Diagnosis & Treatment
Cysts are diagnosed using ultrasound or with a CT scan. Only patients with symptoms require treatment, which consists of surgically removing a large portion of the cyst wall. Only removing the fluid from the cyst is ineffective because it will fill up again within days.
The procedure is performed laparoscopically, requiring only 2-3 small incisions with little chance of recurrence.
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