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Table 1 Reported cases of rhabdomyosarcoma of the liver in adults

From: Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the liver in an adult: a rare case report

AuthorsYearAge, yearsSexExtent of liver involvementHistologyTreatmentOutcome
Miller and Pack [4]1956    Total right hepatic lobectomy 
Goldman and Freiedman [5]196965MaleAutopsy: right lobe contained an ovoid tumor measuring 35 × 15 × 10 cmEmbryonal/alveolarSymptomatic treatment without any surgical procedure or chemotherapyDied 3 months from initial symptoms
Watanabe et al. [6]198370MaleAutopsy: yellowish-brown multinodular tumors up to 5 cm in diameter in right lobePleomorphicSymptomatic treatment without any surgical procedure or chemotherapyDied 8 months from initial symptoms
McArdle et al. [7]198953MaleLarge mass occupied the entire right lobeEmbryonalSurgical resectionDied 3 months from initial symptoms
Akasofu et al. [8]199952MaleAutopsy: 19- × 12- × 11-cm tumor occupied almost the entire right lobe; it was not encapsulated and had invaded the right adrenal gland, diaphragm, bilateral hepatic ducts, and inferior vena cava Symptomatic treatment without any surgical procedure or chemotherapyDied 2.5 months from initial symptoms
Schoofs et al. [9]201159Female AlveolarPrimary surgical resection + chemotherapy (doxorubicin/ifosfamide)Initial good response to chemotherapy and stable disease at 12 months after diagnosis; died 31 months after the first symptoms
Aassab et al. [10]201225MaleLesion in the right lobe of the liver measuring 136 mmEmbryonalBiopsy followed by chemotherapy: doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and vincristineDied after 3 months from initial symptoms
Arora et al. [11]201667Male14.5- × 12.3- × 9.1-cm lesion involving left hepatic lobe. Large component of lesion was seen bulging into the left subhepatic spaceEmbryonalLeft hepatic lobectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy: doxorubicin, ifosfamide, and vincristineAt 24 months of follow-up, patients free from local recurrence and distant metastasis.
Yin et al. [12]201866FemaleLarge mass measuring about 20 × 15 cm in the right lobe of the liverPleomorphicEmergency laparotomy for hemostasis and right hepatic lobectomy without adjuvant chemotherapyDied 3 months from surgery
Present case201973Female12- × 10-cm lesion involving right hepatic lobePleomorphicPrimary surgical resection + chemotherapy (trabectedin)Died 6 months from surgery