A case of primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the liver presented with liver abscess.

O. S. Kwon, Hong Sik Lee, D. W. Koh, Y. J. Cho, Y. H. Park, D. K. Park, Y. L. Oh, Jae Hong Seo, Hoon-Jai Chun, Soon-Ho Um, Sang Woo Lee, J. H. Choi, Chang Duck Kim, H. S. Ryu, J. H. Hyun, Aeree Kim, Young Sik Kim

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Abstract

Primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the liver is a very rare type of cholangiocarcinoma and is defined as a cancer containing both squamous and adenomatous components in the same lesion. Recently, we experienced a primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the liver presented as liver abscess. A 63-year-old man was presented with a 4-day history of fever and chill. The radiologic study showed a 4 cm-sized, central hypoattenuated mass with peripheral rim enhancement in the left lobe of the liver. Ultrasonography-guided aspiration and biopsy suggested an adenocarcinoma with abscess in the liver. At laparotomy, the tumor occupied the left lobe of the liver and invaded the right diaphragm. An extended left lobectomy and a partial excision of the involved diaphragm were done. Grossly, the tumor was 6 x 5 x 5 cm in size and had an eccentric necrosis. Microscopically, the tumor was composed of adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma with a transitional area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume16
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1

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Kwon, O. S., Lee, H. S., Koh, D. W., Cho, Y. J., Park, Y. H., Park, D. K., Oh, Y. L., Seo, J. H., Chun, H-J., Um, S-H., Lee, S. W., Choi, J. H., Kim, C. D., Ryu, H. S., Hyun, J. H., Kim, A., & Kim, Y. S. (2001). A case of primary adenosquamous carcinoma of the liver presented with liver abscess. Korean Journal of Internal Medicine, 16(4), 270-273.