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Liver cysts are sacs filled with air, water or semi-solid material, according to the Section of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. A cyst rarely impairs the functions of the liver, b... More »

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The majority of liver cysts require no treatment, according to the American Liver Foundation. Large or painful cysts are either drained or taken out surgically. Removal is also needed if a cyst prevents the movement of b... More »

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According to the American Liver Foundation, the cause of most liver cysts in unknown, although a small proportion of them are caused by the echinococcus parasite. Some liver cysts are present at birth, whereas others dev... More »

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