Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Clinical Image | Open Access

Metastatic Pericardial Liposarcoma - A Successful Multimodality Treatment Approach

Krishnasamy S1*, Nair AK1, Hashim SA1, Ramesh S2 and Raja Mokhtar RA1

1Cardiothoracic Unit, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia

*Correspondance to: Krishnasamy S 

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Liposarcoma is the second most common type of soft tissue malignancy in adults. It usually develops in the retroperitoneum and lower limbs. Although this tumour usually metastasizes to various sites such as the lungs, chest wall and retroperitoneal space, cardiac metastasis especially to the pericardium is extremely rare. This may prove to be a diagnostic and treatment challenge with regards to other types of lesions in the pericardium. An accurate diagnosis, identifying the location, tissue composition and nature of the mass is vital in deciding on early surgical treatment. We report a case of metastatic pericardial liposarcoma that presented with cardiac tamponade after 25 years of the initial liposarcoma in the popliteal fossa.


Krishnasamy S, Nair AK, Hashim SA, Ramesh S, Raja Mokhtar RA. Metastatic Pericardial Liposarcoma - A Successful Multimodality Treatment Approach. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1632.

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