A case of embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a hydatid cyst in an adult

Jin Young Yoon, Jung Min Lee, doyoung kim, Gi Hong Choi, Young Nyun Park, Joo Won Chung, Eun Young Kim, Junyong Park, SangHoon Ahn, KwangHyub Han, Chae Yoon Chon

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Abstract

An undifferentiated (embryonal) liver sarcoma (ULS) originates from a primitive mesenchymal cell, with a predilection for childhood and very rare occurrence in adults. We report a case of a ULS that was incidentally found in a 53-year-old female. Our case was initially interpreted as a large hydatid cyst, which was later suspected to be a neoplastic lesion because its size was increasing and a solid portion was newly detected after shrinkage of the cyst following drainage. The patient underwent successful right hepatic lobectomy with complete resection, and is currently disease-free without adjuvant therapy. Although it is difficult to diagnose a hepatic cyst as a ULS due to its rare occurrence in adulthood and lack of specific findings, its possibility should be considered, especially when its size is increasing, because early diagnosis and curative resection are necessary for a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalGut and liver
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1

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  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Yoon, J. Y., Lee, J. M., kim, D., Choi, G. H., Park, Y. N., Chung, J. W., ... Chon, C. Y. (2010). A case of embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a hydatid cyst in an adult. Gut and liver, 4(2), 245-249. https://doi.org/10.5009/gnl.2010.4.2.245
Yoon, Jin Young ; Lee, Jung Min ; kim, doyoung ; Choi, Gi Hong ; Park, Young Nyun ; Chung, Joo Won ; Kim, Eun Young ; Park, Junyong ; Ahn, SangHoon ; Han, KwangHyub ; Chon, Chae Yoon. / A case of embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a hydatid cyst in an adult. In: Gut and liver. 2010 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 245-249.
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