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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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ARELLANO, Nelson; GAMARRA, José; COLUCCI, Alexandra  and  OERTELL, Judith. Adult hepatic embryonal sarcoma: case report, of first case reported in Paraguay. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2022, vol.55, n.2, pp.82-87. ISSN 1816-8949.

The primary hepatic sarcoma is a pathology characteristic of pediatric age, in adults are rare and account for approximately 0.2% of primary tumors. It is an extremely aggressive pathology whose clinical presentation is non-specific, highlighting the pain in epigastrium and right hypochondrium and in some cases, palpable mass in this region of the abdomen, as well as symptoms of systemic involvement such as fever and weight loss. The main treatment consists of surgical removal of the tumor and in cases of unresectableness or extrahepatic involvement it is justified to consider paliative radiochemotherapy and associate it or not with surgery. However, the prognosis is bleak with a survival of less than one year, so early diagnosis is essential. We present here the first registered case of Adult Primary Hepatic Sarcoma in Paraguay.

Keywords : Liver; Sarcoma; liver neoplasms..

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