What are Liver Cysts and What Causes Them?
What Are Liver Cysts?
A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that can grow anywhere in the body. For the most part they are benign and in the case of liver cysts they are mostly caused from birth (congenital). It is when they become malignant that you should be concerned as malignant cysts can invade other parts of the body and spread.
What Causes Liver Cysts?
Simple cysts can be inherited (congenital) and are assigned from birth and are not cancerous or dangerous. But multiple benign cysts is the condition behind polycystic liver disease. Certain types of liver cysts can be caused by parasites and humans can receive this in the body through exposure in the skin, wounds or orifices.