Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(2): 121-123
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250099
Case Reports/Cardiac

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Giant Metastatic Cardiac and Abdominal Liposarcomas Causing Hemodynamic Deterioration

G. Lazopoulos1 , L. Papastavrou1 , M. Kantartzis1
  • 1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece
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Publication History

received April 13, 2010

Publication Date:
07 March 2011 (online)


Myxoid liposarcoma usually develops in the retroperitoneum or deep soft tissues of extremities. Synchronous cardiac and abdominal metastases are extremely rare. We describe the case of a 63-year-old man, with a history of a thigh liposarcoma, treated by resection, chemotherapy and postoperative radiotherapy 13 years ago. Patient now presented with an intracardial, a pericardial and an abdominal mass, identified as metastatic myxoid liposarcomas. He eventually underwent successful emergency sternotomy and subsequent laparotomy for tumor resection.


Dr. George Lazopoulos, MD, PhD

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