Mediastinal Myxoid Liposarcoma with Intrapericardial Involvement and Large Pericardial Effusion

Authors

  • Santiago Adolfo Endara Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito
  • Gerardo Augusto Davalos Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito
  • Ana Lucia Vinueza Department of Gastroenterology, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito
  • Nelson Montalvo Department of Pathology, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito
  • Patricia Graciela Duran Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Metropolitano Quito, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito
  • David Esteban Barzallo Department of General Surgery Residency, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1260

Abstract

Liposarcoma is the name given to a group of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) with adipocytic differentiation. As a group, liposarcomas are the second most common STSs in adults. In 1951 Kozonis et al published that in the English language only four cases of liposarcomas originating in the mediastinum had been described. Primary mediastinal liposarcoma is an uncommon neoplasm of intrathoracic origin. We present the case of a 47-year-old woman diagnosed with a large mediastinal mass with intrapericardial invasion and massive pericardial effusion; biopsies showed a mediastinal liposarcoma.

Author Biography

Santiago Adolfo Endara, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, PGY4 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito

Attending Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon

Hospital Metropolitano

Quito - Ecuadsor

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Published

2015-10-28

How to Cite

Endara, S. A., Davalos, G. A., Vinueza, A. L., Montalvo, N., Duran, P. G., & Barzallo, D. E. (2015). Mediastinal Myxoid Liposarcoma with Intrapericardial Involvement and Large Pericardial Effusion. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(5), E192-E193. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1260

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