Primary embryonal botryoid-type rhabdomyosarcoma of the liver

Tutar N. U., ÇEVİK B., Otgun I., Tarhan N. C., Ozen O., Coskun M.

European Journal of Radiology Extra, vol.61, no.1, pp.5-7, 2007 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrex.2006.10.005
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Radiology Extra
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-7
  • Keywords: Children, Hepatic neoplasms, Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Primary intrahepatic rhabdomyosarcoma is extremely rare in children. Here, we describe a case of embryonal botryoid-type rhabdomyosarcoma in the liver of a 6-year-old boy. The patient presented with an abdominal mass and there were no abnormal findings on serological and biochemical testing. Preoperative imaging studies revealed a large mass in the left lobe of the liver and no lesions elsewhere in the abdomen. The tumor was removed via an extensive left hepatectomy. Histological examination confirmed a botryoid variant of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography are valuable for preoperative planning and for post-surgical follow-up in cases of rhabdomyosarcoma. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.