ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma in the mediastinum: a case report
Selim Şakir Erkmen Gülhan1, Şule Karadayı1, Mehtap Aydın2, Nurettin Karaoğlanoğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Ankara Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.073
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma is a rare type of soft tissue tumor. A 25-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic with the complaints of back pain and dyspnea. Thorax computed tomography revealed a mass lesion of 17x13x11 cm in its largest diameter in the posterior mediastinum. Total mass excision was performed through right thoracotomy. Histopathological examination revealed low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma. Although low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma rarely involves mediastinum, it should be considered in the presence of such mass.
Keywords : Mediastinal neoplasm; mediastinum, sarcoma
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