Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver in an Adult Patient

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Beksac K., Mammadov R., Ciftci T., GÜNER G., AKYOL A., Kaynaroglu V.

CUREUS, vol.10, no.7, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.3037
  • Journal Name: CUREUS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


An undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL) is a rare and highly malignant mesenchymal neoplasm that is uncommonly observed in adults. We report a case of UESL found in a 26-year-old female. Our case was initially regarded as a type II hydatid cyst and then a malignant mass in radiological studies. The patient underwent nonanatomic liver resection. There were postoperative complications, but they were handled successfully. The patient received taxol-cisplatin-ifosfamide chemotherapy protocol and is disease-free after six years. Although UESL is exceedingly rare in adults, it must be considered while evaluating large hepatic masses since curative resection has an excellent prognosis.