PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 1, FEBRURAY 2018

PRIMARY PERICARDIAL LIPOSARCOMA IN A YOUNG LADY

Hamza Ali Lodhi, Muhammad Waqas, Srinavasa Jampana, Santiago Aguilar, Asim Mushtaq, Hina Farooq

Abstract

Liposarcomas are tumors that appear to arise from precursors of adipocytes and are most commonly found in the extremities and retroperitoneum. They can metastasize to pericardium, but a primary liposarcoma in pericardium is very rare and generally has an insidious onset and often presents with complications. Treatment is primarily surgical; doxorubicin has a limited role in treatment. Now newer receptor directed therapies have shown benefit in liposarcomas. Primary pericardial liposarcoma due to its rarity is best treated at a high volume center. Here we present to our colleagues a case of primary pericardial liposarcoma in a young lady; whom we referred to a tertiary care center after diagnosis for optimum care.

Keywords : Liposarcoma, Pericardial mass, Primary pericardial tumour



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