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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, TW; (2008) Late widespread skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma detected by MRI only. World Journal of Surgical Oncology , 6 , Article 62. 10.1186/1477-7819-6-62. Green and gold open access

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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. A version is also available from UCL Discovery.
DOI:10.1186/1477-7819-6-62
Publisher version:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-6-62
Language:English
Additional information:© 2008 Hanna et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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