Regarding the liver cysts
Cysts are the sac-like formations which tend to be filled with solid, semi-solid, liquid and semi-liquid material. They can be formed on almost every organ in the human body and, while some of them are not dangerous, there are also those cysts that can develop into malignant tumor.
The liver is our major organ which is not spared of the forming of the cysts either. When a cysts forms on the liver, it is a little sac frequently filled with fluid, and in the majority of cases, it a benign growth which does not impair normal functioning of this organ. Moreover, hepatic cyst does not make any discomfort to the affected person. However, from time to time, the formed liver cyst becomes enlarged and infected, which usually leads to the ache in the upper right area of the stomach. It is said that about 5% of the population is affected by hepatic cysts.
Causes of cysts on liver
While there are liver cysts that are congenital, there are also those that are idiopathic. To say it in a simpler manner, some hepatic cysts are present at birth, while some form without an apparent reason. However, there are also those liver cysts that may be caused by several distinct reasons.