polycystic livermedical dictionary

Gradual cystic dilation of intralobular bile ducts (Meyenburg's 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.

Synonyms: polycystic liver disease.

(05 Mar 2000)