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Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver mistaken for hydatid disease.

Faraj W, Mukherji D, El Majzoub N, Shamseddine A, Shamseddine A, Khalife M - World J Surg Oncol (2010)

Bottom Line: Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare tumor with a peak incidence between the ages of 6 and 10 years.We report a case of a primary hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma arising in a 21-year-old male mistaken for hydatid disease of the liver.The rapid recurrence of this tumor along the site of attempted percutaneous drainage illustrates some important management points regarding this malignancy.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, HPB and liver transplantation unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. wfaraj@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT
Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare tumor with a peak incidence between the ages of 6 and 10 years. We report a case of a primary hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma arising in a 21-year-old male mistaken for hydatid disease of the liver. The rapid recurrence of this tumor along the site of attempted percutaneous drainage illustrates some important management points regarding this malignancy.

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A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen with a large lesion occupying the right hepatic lobe.
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Figure 1: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen with a large lesion occupying the right hepatic lobe.

Mentions: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a large, well defined lesion with intracystic septations occupying the right hepatic lobe measuring 22 × 19 × 23.6 cm containing the percutaneous drain (Figure 1). Significant abdominal ascites was noted.


Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver mistaken for hydatid disease.

Faraj W, Mukherji D, El Majzoub N, Shamseddine A, Shamseddine A, Khalife M - World J Surg Oncol (2010)

A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen with a large lesion occupying the right hepatic lobe.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2913916&req=5

Figure 1: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen with a large lesion occupying the right hepatic lobe.
Mentions: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a large, well defined lesion with intracystic septations occupying the right hepatic lobe measuring 22 × 19 × 23.6 cm containing the percutaneous drain (Figure 1). Significant abdominal ascites was noted.

Bottom Line: Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare tumor with a peak incidence between the ages of 6 and 10 years.We report a case of a primary hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma arising in a 21-year-old male mistaken for hydatid disease of the liver.The rapid recurrence of this tumor along the site of attempted percutaneous drainage illustrates some important management points regarding this malignancy.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, HPB and liver transplantation unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. wfaraj@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT
Primary undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare tumor with a peak incidence between the ages of 6 and 10 years. We report a case of a primary hepatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma arising in a 21-year-old male mistaken for hydatid disease of the liver. The rapid recurrence of this tumor along the site of attempted percutaneous drainage illustrates some important management points regarding this malignancy.

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Related in: MedlinePlus