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Fibrosarcoma of the heart metastatic to the brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6194473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A right parietal lobe metastasis of a fibrosarcoma originating in the left atrium of the heart was resected twice in a 33-year-old man. Light microscopy showed lightly packed, pleomorphic spindle cells with abundant collagen production and an alcian blue-positive matrix. Electron microscopy confirmed the fibroblastic character of these cells. Review of the literature reveals one other cardiac fibrosarcoma metastatic to the brain. The case presented is the first reported example of successful surgical resection of this unusual metastatic sarcoma. Although he succumbed to metastatic disease, the patient remained neurologically intact until the time of death.
S Saris; G Vavoulis; J Linder; A Friedman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0148-396X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurgery     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802914     Medline TA:  Neurosurgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology,  secondary*
Fibrosarcoma / pathology,  secondary*
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*
Palliative Care
Parietal Lobe / pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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