Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver

An enigma of diagnosis

Affirul Chairil Ariffin, Firdaus Hayati, Nornazirah Azizan, Zamri Zuhdi, Azlanudin Azman, Hairol Azrin Othman, Razman Jarmin

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Abstract

A 20-year-old man presented with peritonitis requiring emergency laparotomy. He was found to have a huge liver abscess on the right lobe. Open drainage was performed but the abscess was persistently unresolved upon follow up. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a solid liver lesion with raised Ca 19-9. Right hepatectomy was subjected and histology was consistent with a rare and aggressive case of embryonal sarcoma of the liver. Despite oncologic resection, he developed local recurrence and succumbed to death in 6 month postoperatively. We describe a unique aetiology of liver abscess with literature reviews of undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalGazi Medical Journal
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Sarcoma
Liver Abscess
Liver
Hepatectomy
Peritonitis
Laparotomy
Abscess
Drainage
Histology
Emergencies
Tomography
Recurrence

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Embryonal
  • Liver
  • Sarcoma

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  • Medicine(all)

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Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver : An enigma of diagnosis. / Ariffin, Affirul Chairil; Hayati, Firdaus; Azizan, Nornazirah; Zuhdi, Zamri; Azman, Azlanudin; Othman, Hairol Azrin; Jarmin, Razman.

In: Gazi Medical Journal, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.01.2018, p. 359-361.

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