Fibrosarcoma of the heart metastatic to the brain.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saris, S; Vavoulis, G; Linder, J; Friedman, A

Published Date

  • September 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 327 - 329

PubMed ID

  • 6194473

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6194473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1227/00006123-198309000-00022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States