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polycystic liver

 

Definition: gradual cystic dilation of intralobular bile ducts (Meyenburg complexes) that fail to involute in embryologic development of the liver; frequently associated with bilateral congenital polycystic kidneys and occasionally with cystic involvement of the pancreas, lungs, and other organs.

Synonym(s): polycystic liver disease

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