Hepatic simple cyst refers to a fluid filled mass in the liver.
Several diseases may produce cystic lesions in the liver, which could be a true simple cyst (not because of an infection), multiple cysts as part of polycystic liver disease (PCLD), parasitic or hydatid (echinococcal) cysts, cystic tumors, and abscesses (infections).
Most of them do not have any symptoms. Only about 10-15% of people have symptoms. Often, they are incidentally found on ultrasonography (USG), CT scan and other imaging tests performed for another disease.