Case 46:   Cyst

Diagnostic Category:

Clinical Presentation:

57 year old woman with increased epigastric pain.

CT: Polycystic liver disease (PCLD)

Imaging Findings:

CT shows polycystic liver disease.  Innumerable simple cysts of variable size in random distribution. Liver is non-cirrhotic. Normal liver function tests. Note only one small renal cyst in the left kidney. PCLD usually occurs in association with polycystic kidney disease, but more rarely may also occur in isolation, like in this case.