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The management of large congenital liver cysts
  1. A. Rashed,
  2. R. E. May,
  3. R. C. N. Williamson


    Congenital solitary cysts of the liver seldom exceed 10 cm in diameter. Four such cases were seen over a 5-year period in a city with a catchment population of about 800,000. One of these cysts was asymptomatic, but the others were complicated by intracystic haemorrhage, probable perforation and cyst-enteric fistula. Pre-operative liver scans and findings at laparotomy indicated a different treatment in each case—observation, aspiration, enucleation and drainage.

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