Format

Send to

Choose Destination
BMJ Case Rep. 2011 May 3;2011. pii: bcr0320114013. doi: 10.1136/bcr.03.2011.4013.

Primary liposarcoma of the heart.

Author information

1
Department of Pathology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria. christina.m.steger@i-med.ac.at

Abstract

The author reports a case of a 64-year-old man, who presented with a 4-week history of dyspnoea and dizziness suffering from a large mass in the pericardium. CT of the chest showed a lobulated mass in the pericardial sac located between the pulmonary veins and the ascending aorta reaching the superior vena cava. The tumour was completely resected and histopathological analysis revealed the tumour to be a well-differentiated lipoma-like and focal sclerosing liposarcoma, which was composed predominantly of adipocytes with hyperchromatic nuclei and eosinophilic-to-vacuolated cytoplasm disrupted by fibrous septa. Two years after initial tumour diagnosis the patient is still alive without signs of tumour recurrence.

PMID:
22696697
PMCID:
PMC3089849
DOI:
10.1136/bcr.03.2011.4013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for HighWire Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center