Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


A review is presented of 36 cases of nonparasitic cysts of the liver. These are uncommon and had been difficult to diagnose clinically. Diagnosis has usually been made by post-mortem examination and by surgery. Attention is focused on the merits of modern diagnostic methods to differentiate cystic from solid tumors of the liver. These methods include radioisotope scanning, ultrasonography, and abdominal arteriography.