Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 59(3): 172-173
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250187
Case Reports/Cardiac

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Huge Primary Pericardial Liposarcoma

F. Lococo1 , A. Cesario1 , 2 , E. Meacci3 , L. M. Vita1 , V. Porziella1 , S. Margaritora3 , P. Granone1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  • 2IRCCS‐San Raffaele La Pisana-Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
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Publication History

received May 21, 2010

Publication Date:
08 April 2011 (online)

Abstract

Liposarcomas are the second most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. They occur predominantly in the lower limbs and retroperitoneum, whereas primary mediastinal liposarcomas are extremely rare. Liposarcomas are often asymptomatic and may reach a considerable size before causing any symptoms related to direct invasion or compression of other thoracic organs. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman with a giant primary pericardial liposarcoma causing cardiac tamponade and discuss its clinical and imaging features and surgical treatment and review the literature.

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Dr. Filippo Lococo

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