Recurrence of High Grade Heart Liposarcoma with Previous Operations in LT Hemi Thorax

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Cardiac Surgery

Case description

Video case: heart liposarcoma is a rare form of cancer that originates in the heart and belongs to a broader group of tumors called liposarcomas. Liposarcomas are malignant tumors that develop from fat cells and can occur in various parts of the body. However, when they develop in the heart, they are particularly uncommon.

Since liposarcomas are rare in the heart, there is limited information available specifically regarding heart liposarcomas. However, in general, liposarcomas are classified into different subtypes based on their appearance under the microscope, which can influence their behavior and treatment options. The subtypes include:

Well-differentiated liposarcoma: This type tends to grow slowly and has a relatively favorable prognosis. It is often treated with surgery to remove the tumor.Myxoid liposarcoma: This subtype is characterized by a specific genetic abnormality called the FUS-DDIT3 fusion gene. It usually has a better prognosis than other types and may respond well to certain chemotherapy drugs.Dedifferentiated liposarcoma: This subtype is considered more aggressive and tends to have a higher chance of spreading to other parts of the body. Treatment often involves a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.Pleomorphic liposarcoma: This type is the most aggressive subtype of liposarcoma and has a poorer prognosis. Treatment usually involves surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.The diagnosis of heart liposarcoma typically involves a comprehensive evaluation, including imaging tests such as echocardiography, CT scans, MRI scans, and possibly a biopsy to confirm the presence of cancerous cells. Treatment options for heart liposarcoma may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these approaches. The specific treatment plan will depend on factors such as the tumor's size, location, subtype, and the individual patient's overall health.

Due to the rarity of heart liposarcoma, it is crucial to consult with a specialized medical team experienced in treating cardiac tumors. They can provide accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment options, and ongoing monitoring to optimize patient care and outcomes.

tags: Sam Zeraatiannejaddavani Zeraatian Mehrdad Mesbah Kiaei Abolfazl Gholami Nazafarin Kamalzadeh Heart Liposarcoma liposarcomas clinical video case TUMOR heart liposarcoma case cardiac tumors LT Hemi Thorax

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