An unusual case of hepatic carcinosarcoma

Lai, Quirino and Levi Sandri, Giovanni Battista and Melandro, Fabio and Di Laudo, Marco and Garofalo, Mariano and Guglielmo, Nicola and Grieco, M. and Di Tondo, U. and Rossi, Massimo and Berloco, Pasquale Bartolomeo (0002) An unusual case of hepatic carcinosarcoma. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (8/9). pp. 372-373. ISSN 1971-145X

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We report a rare case of a hepatic carcinosarcoma with rabdomyosarcomatous differentiation in its sarcomatous component. A 71-year old Caucasian female patient underwent a liver resection for a 4-cm lesion developed on an underlying HCV-related cirrhosis. Post-operative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 5 days after surgery. At pathology, the tumor presented the features of hepatocellular carcinoma and rhabdomyosarcoma Three months later the patient experienced a liver recurrence, dying 2 months later for systemic disease. The reported case presents several peculiarities, i.e. the female gender, the HCV-related cirrhotic status, and the European origin of the patient. However, the outcome of our case confirms that this neoplasm pursues a highly aggressive course with poor prognosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hepatocellular carcinoma - Carcinosarcoma - Surgery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 13:08

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