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[Sarcomatoid carcinoma of the liver: a case report and review of the literature].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20616486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 66-year-old woman presented to our outpatient clinic with abdominal discomfort in April, 2008. Ultrasound revealed a hypo-echoic 10cm mass in the right hepatic lobe but no indication of chronic liver disease, with similar results in her history, on physical exam, and imaging. Serum testing did not identify any systemic disease. The mass was suspected to be intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and right hepatic lobectomy was performed. Histologic examination of the specimen revealed numerous spindle cells, and immunostaining confirmed a definitive diagnosis of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the liver. On subsequent review of the case, an abdominal CT performed 2.5 years earlier for unrelated symptoms had shown a 1cm faint low density area in the same location as the mass. The doubling time of this tumor was about 95 days.
Takeshi Matsui; Kunihiko Tsuji; Tamaki Ichiya; Fukuo Komaba; Jong-Hon Kang; Yoshihisa Kodama; Yasuo Sakurai; Shin Kato; Hironori Aoki; Hayato Shida; Shinya Mitsui; Masafumi Nomura; Maki Kaneko; Toshifumi Kim; Shunpei Hashigo; Kei Yane; Akira Kurita; Manabu Osanai; Akio Katanuma; Kuniyuki Takahashi; Hiroyuki Maguchi; Yoshiyasu Anbo; Yuko Omori; Toshiya Shinohara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0446-6586     ISO Abbreviation:  Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-09     Completed Date:  2010-08-31     Revised Date:  2011-08-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984683R     Medline TA:  Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  jpn     Pagination:  1175-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Gastroenterology, Teine-Keijinkai Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma / pathology*
Liver Neoplasms / pathology*

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