Cardiac metastases from primary myxoid liposarcoma of the thigh: a case report.

Research paper by Kunihiro K Ikuta, Tomohisa T Sakai, Hiroshi H Koike, Tohru T Okada, Shiro S Imagama, Yoshihiro Y Nishida

Indexed on: 29 Aug '20Published on: 29 Aug '20Published in: World Journal of Surgical Oncology


Myxoid liposarcoma is well known to have an unusual proclivity for extrapulmonary metastasis. However, cardiac metastasis of myxoid liposarcoma is very rare, even in patients with advanced disease. A 40-year-old man was diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma of the right thigh and treated with wide resection. Two years after the surgery, a low-density area in the left ventricle was found on follow-up chest computed tomography, and was suspected of being metastatic disease. He underwent surgical treatment, and the lesion was pathologically confirmed as metastasis of myxoid liposarcoma. Fifteen months later, he complained of slight dyspnea and developed metastatic disease in the right atrium. He was treated with surgical excision, followed by radiotherapy. Although there was no recurrence in the heart since the second cardiac metastasectomy, multiple metastases occurred in the abdominal cavity, lungs, and muscles. He finally died of the disease 2 years after the second cardiac metastasectomy. We experienced a case of primary myxoid liposarcoma in the thigh, accompanied by ectopic and metachronous cardiac metastases. Although this condition is rare, we should follow-up patients with myxoid liposarcoma, considering the possibility of cardiac metastasis.