A Successful Resection of Cardiac Metastasis of Round Cell Liposarcoma

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Cardiac surgeon, Department of cardiac surgery, Ghaem hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Cardiologist,Cardiovascular Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Resident of cardiology,Department of cardiology, Ghaem hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

 
Myxoid is a common type of liposarcoma. Cardiac metastasis of sarcoma is a rare diagnosis. Transthoracic echocardiography is a useful tool for beginning the diagnosis. Curative resection of metastasis and then combination systemic chemotherapy for advanced disease is recommended. We report a 50 year old woman who presented with a cardiac metastasis of high grade round cell liposarcoma to right atrium and right ventricle. The tumor was diagnosed with computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography. The tumor size was 10*10 cm. This is the second report of successful resection of a large intracardiac metastasis of liposarcoma.

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