When is histologic assessment indicated in the workup of hepatic/liver cysts?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert E Glasgow, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Histologic assessment of the excised cyst wall should be routinely undertaken to identify the presence of an unsuspected neoplasm, such as cystadenoma. In simple cysts, histology of the cyst wall generally reveals a layer of simple cuboidal epithelium.


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