Ewing's sarcoma metastatic to focal nodular hyperplasia of liver

J Surg Oncol. 1986 Jun;32(2):100-5. doi: 10.1002/jso.2930320212.


A case is presented of a young woman discovered at thoracotomy to have Ewing's sarcoma of the left lower ribs with soft tissue extension to the diaphragm and thoracic wall. Laparotomy at the same operation showed a nodule of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver with a focus of metastasis from the sarcoma within the area of hyperplasia. This is the first report of metastasis of any tumor to a hepatic lesion of this sort. Possible reasons for metastasis to this type of lesion are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bone Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Liver / pathology
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Ribs*
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / pathology*
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / secondary
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / surgery