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My daughter just had a scan of her liver and they found

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Hi, my daughter just had a scan of her liver and they found "cysts" which they think are benign. She will have to go for a CT scan now. What are cysts in the liver indicative of?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

This is Dr. David

sometimes cyst in the liver are just there and don't point to any condition

sometimes cyst in the liver and cyst in the kidney can be a sign of polycystic kidney disease which can cause cysts in the liver in 1/2 of patients.

the CT scan will be able to tell if she has cyst in the kidneys

did she have an ultrasound of her liver and abdomen? did they look at her kidneys as well?