Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts - tumor
Benign tumors / conditions

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 November 2017, last major update February 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Pseudocyst[TI] liver[TI]

Cite this page: Jain, D. Pseudocyst. website. Accessed December 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • By definition, no true epithelial lining
  • Single, often involves left lobe
  • Causes: trauma, ischemia, pancreatitis
Gross description
  • May be large, contain blood or bile; may become secondarily infected
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Fibrous lining, may contain hemosiderin, bile, macrophages and inflammatory cells in the wall, intracystc necrotic debris
  • May resolve spontaneously