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Case report
Case of primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma successfully treated with laparoscopic right hepatectomy
  1. Stephanie Vella1,
  2. Kelvin Cortis1,
  3. David Pisani2,
  4. James Pocock3 and
  5. Luca Aldrighetti4
  1. 1Medical Imaging Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  2. 2Pathology Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  3. 3Gastroenterology Department, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  4. 4Hepatobiliary Surgery Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Lombardia, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stephanie Vella; svel0053{at}


We describe the case of a 77-year-old woman, presenting with non-specific epigastric pain. Physical examination and subsequent imaging revealed the presence of a large mass in the right liver lobe. This was shown to be a leiomyosarcoma on biopsy histology. Further investigation confirmed this to be a primary hepatic leiomyosarcoma with no evidence of metastases. The patient underwent successful surgical resection. She is currently under imaging follow-up, with no evidence of disease recurrence.

  • liver disease
  • hepatic cancer
  • pathology
  • surgical oncology
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  • Contributors SV compiled the manuscript and undertook the literature review. KC, DP, JP and LA contributed towards editing and review of the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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