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Benign, Asymptomatic Liver Lesions

excerpts from VHL Handbook

VHL is associated with multiple cysts in the liver called simple hepatic cysts. These relatively common lesions do not become malignant. They are present in 2–7% of the general population and can be seen using MRI, CT, or ultrasound imaging. Multiple cysts are more common in patients with certain diseases:

Polycystic liver disease
Polycystic kidney disease

One study found that 17% of VHL patients had liver cysts. None of these had been symptomatic.

This study also found other benign asymptomatic VHL lesions in the liver; liver adenomas in 3% and liver hemangiomas in 7% of VHL patients.

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