A case of an undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a liver abscess

Mohammad Hanafah, Azyani Yahya, Zamri Zuhdi, Nur Yazmin Yaacob

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An undiferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare malignant tumour. We highlight the diagnostic dilemma and diferential diagnosis of a case involving a large cystic liver lesion in a young adult. A 20-year-old man presented with a large liver lesion to the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2012. Te initial clinico-radiological presentations were suggestive of a liver abscess. A total tumour resection was performed and the fnal histopathological results of the resected specimen indicated an undiferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver. Te ultrasound and computed tomographic images of the tumour were reviewed and found to be contradictory in appearance, as the tumour seemed predominantly solid in the ultrasound image and predominantly cystic in the computed tomographic image. Familiarisation with the imaging appearance of this tumour and a high index of suspicion is therefore crucial in making a successful diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e578-e581
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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Keywords

  • Case report
  • Liver abscess
  • Malaysia
  • Sarcoma
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • X-Ray computed tomography

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A case of an undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver mimicking a liver abscess. / Hanafah, Mohammad; Yahya, Azyani; Zuhdi, Zamri; Yaacob, Nur Yazmin.

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