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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 371-3

Isolated polycystic liver disease--a rare entity : report of a case.

Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka

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Prakash R Malur
Department of Pathology, J.N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka

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A 45-year-old woman presented with a mass in the right hypochondrium and shortness of breath. The mass was felt up to 4.5 inches below the right costal margin and its dullness on percussion was continuous with liver dullness. Ultrasonography (USG) of abdomen revealed enlargement of the left lobe of the liver with multiple cysts of varying sizes. Left liver lobectomy was done, histology of which showed multiple cysts lined by cuboidal to columnar epithelium. A small amount amount of normal liver parenchyma between the cysts was observed. A diagnosis of Adult polycystic liver disease (APLD) was given.

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