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Do hepatic cysts always require surgery to remove?

One non-surgical option is to drain the cysts with either a catheter or needle, WebMD says. The downside is that the cysts frequently refill with fluid. Another treatment called sclerotherapy helps prevent the refilling with an injection into the cyst of a hardening substance, like alcohol. Draining cysts is usually recommended if they have become infected or are blocking the bile duct.

Sources: webmd.com

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