Case Report

Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma masquerading as liver abscess: A case report with typical imaging features

Ranjan K. Patel, Swasti Pathak
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 25, No 1 | a2179 | DOI: | © 2021 Ranjan Kumar Patel, Swasti Pathak | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 April 2021 | Published: 31 August 2021

About the author(s)

Ranjan K. Patel, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India; and, Department of Interventional Radiology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India
Swasti Pathak, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma (UES) is an uncommon paediatric hepatic tumour that clinically simulates a liver abscess when present with fever. This report describes a case of UES in a 12-year-old boy, who presented with abdominal pain, swelling and fever, all simulating a liver abscess. The possibility of UES was considered at imaging, based on the solid appearance on ultrasound and cystic appearance with serpiginous peripheral vessels on computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis was confirmed at histopathology.


undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma; paradoxical appearance; fever; liver abscess; serpiginous vessels; haemorrhage


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