oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Solitary symptomatic non-parasitic cyst of liver presenting as pancreatic pseudocyst

Volume 36, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of a solitary symptomatic non-parasitic cyst of the liver, was seen and treated at the Muhimbili Medical Centre, Dar Es Salaam. This is the first case report from Tanzania. Cystic disease of the liver is rarely diagnosed clinically; the possibility should be seriously considered in any patient with an enlarged liver which is associated with few or no symptoms and little or no impairment of liver function. In African countries, it is suggested that non-parasitic cysts of the liver be considered in the differential diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma because of its high prevalence rate in these countries.

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