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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 382723, 4 pages
Case Report

Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver in an Adult Patient

1Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia
2Department of Surgery, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia

Received 10 February 2012; Accepted 4 April 2012

Academic Editors: A. Anselmi, A. F. Hamza, A. R. Novotny, and M. Shimoda

Copyright © 2012 Nicole Lightfoot and Mehrdad Nikfarjam. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Undifferentiated embryonal sarcomas (UESs) are uncommon tumours that are seen predominantly in late childhood. Cases in adults are rare and generally present once a large mass develops and may be mistaken for other tumours. A case of an UES of the liver with an isolated peritoneal metastasis is described. The patient presented with a palpable mass with imaging findings suggestive of a cystic tumour. She had complete surgical resection of the liver mass and isolated peritoneal metastasis. She was tumour-free on imaging at 6 months without adjuvant chemotherapy. An UES should be considered in the differential of large cystic hepatic lesions, with aggressive surgical resection considered when possible.