Isolated hepatic cysts are commonly detected incidentally on abdominal ultrasonography or CT.

These are fluid-filled cavities of the liver.

Liver cysts occur approximately in 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 sometime develop.Uploaded Image

Liver cysts rarely impair the liver's ability to function.

SYMPTOMS: - These cysts are usually asymptomatic and have no clinical significance. The rare congenital polycystic liver is commonly associated with polycystic disease of the kidneys and other organs. It causes progressive nodular hepatomegaly (sometimes massive) in adults. Nevertheless, hepatocellular function is remarkably well preserved, and portal hypertension rarely develops. Occasionally, very large cysts cause pain or symptoms from compression of other organs. In these instances, intervention such as cyst marsupialization or drainage can be considered; however, cysts often recur. Thus, rarely, significant symptoms or quality-of-life issues warrant consideration of liver transplantation.

DIAGNOSIS: - Most liver cysts can be detected on ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scans.

Other hepatic cysts include the following:

Hydatid (echinococcal) cysts: This disease is caused by the cyst-like larvae of the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm; humans usually become infected by fecal-oral transmission after coming in direct contact with the stool of infected animals (eg, dogs, sheep).

Caroli disease: This rare, autosomal recessive disorder is characterized by segmental cystic dilation of intrahepatic bile ducts; it often becomes symptomatic in adulthood, with stone formation, cholangitis, and sometimes cholangiocarcinoma.

Cystadenoma: This rare disorder sometimes causes pain or anorexia and is evident on ultrasonography; treatment is cyst resection.

Cystadenocarcinoma: This rare disorder is probably secondary to malignant transformation of a cystadenoma and is often multilobular; treatment is liver resection.


1) Chionanthus: - it is an excellent medicine for gall stones accompanied with soreness in liver region. Gall stones and bilious colic accompanied by Jaundice and enlargement of liver.

2) Lachesis: - Lachesis is very effective for liver complaints largely among alcoholics. In cases where the liver region is very sensitive and the person can't bear anything around the waist. Lachesis is one of the most effective medicines for fatty liver.

3) Carduus marianus: - a liver that is engorged and swollen laterally, a condition that gets worse from pressure this remedy is indicated.

4) Chelidonium: - this remedy is very effective in treating an enlarged liver with tenderness. Dull, throbbing pain in the region of liver.

5) Calcarea carb: - obese patients suffering from this condition can be treated. These people often have a distended abdomen, are lactose intolerant and suffer from chronic constipation. They are also overly sensitive to cold air and sweat excessively from the head.