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Late widespread skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma detected by MRI only

Hanna, SA; Qureshi, YA; Bayliss, L; David, LA; O'Donnell, P; Judson, IR; Briggs, TWR; (2008) Late widespread skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma detected by MRI only. WORLD J SURG ONCOL , 6 , Article 62. 10.1186/1477-7819-6-62. Gold open access

Abstract

Background: Myxoid liposarcoma is the second most commonly occurring sub-type of liposarcomas. In contrast to other soft tissue sarcomas, it is known to have a tendency to spread toward extrapulmonary sites, such as soft tissues, retroperitoneum, and the peritoneal surface. Bony spread, however, is not as common.Case presentation: We report an unusual case of diffuse skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma occurring 13 years after treatment of the primary tumour in the left lower limb. The skeletal spread of the disease was demonstrated on MRI only after other imaging modalities ( plain radiography, CT and TC99 bone scans) had failed to detect these metastases.Conclusion: MRI is an extremely sensitive and specific screening tool in the detection of skeletal involvement in these types of sarcomas, and therefore, should be a part of the staging process.

Type:Article
Title:Late widespread skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma detected by MRI only
Open access status:An open access publication
DOI:10.1186/1477-7819-6-62
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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