Metastatic Myxoid Liposarcoma of the Scalp: Case Report

Kiymaz N., Yilmaz N., Gudu B. O. , Demir I., Gokalp A.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.1, pp.260-263, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5336/medsci.2010-18148
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-263


Liposarcomas are the second most frequent soft tissue sarcomas occurring in adults after malignant fibrous histiocytomas; however, liposarcomas rarely occur on the scalp. A mass was detected on the hairy skin of a 38-year-old male patient who had undergone surgery for a mass on the posterior aspect of the right thigh and had been diagnosed with a myxoid liposarcoma 3 years earlier. The patient had undergone total bulk excision and the histopathologic examination of the mass lesion revealed liposarcoma metastasis. Chemotherapy was initiated. Relapse or metastasis did not develop during 3 years of follow-up. Here we present a patient with a myxoid liposarcoma, which metastasized from the posterior side of the right thigh to the scalp.