Jan 1, 1978

Primary sarcoma of the liver. Report of a case with excellent response to hepatic artery ligation and infusion chemotherapy

A R TannerL W Powell


A case of primary undifferentiated sarcoma of the liver in a 66-year-old woman is reported. The similarity of the presenting symptoms to those of a hepatic abscess is emphasized. The patient's response to palliative treatment by means of hepatic artery ligation and chemotherapy was excellent. We believe that this is the first report of such a response in a sarcoma localized to the liver. This therapy may well be useful in symptomatic patients in whom partial hepatectomy is not feasible.

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Sarcoma of Liver
Undifferentiated (Embryonal) Sarcoma
Hepatic Artery
Sarcoma, Spindle Cell
Liver Abscess
Sarcoma - Category (Morphologic Abnormality)
5-FU medac

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