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European Radiology

, 18:2196 | Cite as

Primary hepatic sarcomas: CT findings

  • Ri-Sheng Yu
  • Ying Chen
  • Biao Jiang
  • Liu-Hong Wang
  • Xiu-Fang Xu
Hepatobiliary-Pancreas

Abstract

Primary hepatic sarcomas are rare tumors that are difficult to diagnose clinically. Different primary hepatic sarcomas may have different clinical, morphologic, and radiological features. In this pictorial review, we summarized computed tomography (CT) findings of some relatively common types of hepatic sarcomas, including angiosarcoma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE), liposarcoma, undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma (UES), leiomyosarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH), and carcinosarcoma (including cystadenocarcinosarcoma). To our knowledge, hepatic cystadenocarcinosarcoma has not been described in the English literature. The CT findings in our case are similar to that of cystadenocarcinoma, a huge, multilocular cystic mass with a large mural nodule and solid portion. The advent of CT has allowed earlier detection of primary hepatic sarcomas as well as more accurate diagnosis and characterization. In addition, we briefly discuss the MRI findings and diagnostic value of primary hepatic sarcomas.

Keywords

Liver neoplasms Sarcoma Computed tomography-CT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ri-Sheng Yu
    • 1
  • Ying Chen
    • 1
  • Biao Jiang
    • 1
  • Liu-Hong Wang
    • 1
  • Xiu-Fang Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, the Second Affiliated HospitalZhejiang University School of MedicineHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Teaching and Research Group of RadiologyZhejiang Medical CollegeHangzhouChina

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