Fibropolycystic Liver Diseases

Carlos Bilreiro, Inês Santiago

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Fibropolycystic liver diseases are a group of congenital disorders with a common origin in ductal plate developmental abnormalities and varied fenotypes. They include the simple hepatic cysts, Caroli disease and syndrome, polycystic liver diseases, congenital hepatic fibrosis and biliary hamartomas. In this chapter, we first discuss the embryologic developent of the normal ductal plate and of the multiple ductal plate abnormalities. Then, we individually address the various fibropolycystic liver diseases with respect to their epidemiology, clinical features and therapeutic management, with a special emphasis on the description and illustration of their imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Radiology
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMedical Radiology
ISSN (Print)0942-5373
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4187


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