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What is polycystic liver disease?

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Polycystic liver disease (PLD or PCLD) is a rare condition that causes cysts -- fluid-filled sacs -- to grow throughout the liver. A normal liver has a smooth, uniform appearance. A polycystic liver can look like a cluster of very large grapes. Cysts also can grow independently in different parts of the liver. 

The cysts, if they get too numerous or large, may cause discomfort and health complications. But, most people with polycystic liver disease do not have symptoms and live a normal life.

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