PRIMARY PERICARDIAL LIPOSARCOMA IN A YOUNG LADY

Pericardial Liposarcoma

Authors

  • Dr Hamza Ali Lodhi Dept of Medicine, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Southaven, MS 38672, USA
  • Muhammad Waqas Baptist Memorial Hospital Southaven, USA
  • Srinavasa Jampana Baptist Memorial Hospital Southaven, USA
  • Santiago Aguilar Baptist Memorial Hospital Southaven, USA
  • Asim Mushtaq Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cookeville, USA
  • Hina Farooq Albert Einstein Medical College, New York, USA

Keywords:

Liposarcoma, Pericardial mass, Primary pericardial tumour.

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.

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Published

07-11-2018

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Case Reports

How to Cite

1.
Lodhi DHA, Waqas M, Jampana S, Aguilar S, Mushtaq A, Farooq H. PRIMARY PERICARDIAL LIPOSARCOMA IN A YOUNG LADY: Pericardial Liposarcoma. Pak Armed Forces Med J [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 7 [cited 2024 Jun. 25];68(1):178-79. Available from: https://pafmj.org/PAFMJ/article/view/1589