Huge Liposarcoma of the Forefoot: A Case ReportSebastiano Barreca, Domenico Fenga, Francesco Rosario Campo and Michele Attilio Rosa*
Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital “Gaetano Martino”, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98100, Messina, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Michele Attilio Rosa
Department of Orthopaedic Oncology and Traumatology
Department of, Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images
School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
University of Messina, “Gaetano Martino” University Hospital
Via Consolare Valeria 1, 98100, Messina, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 28, 2015; Accepted date: March 03, 2016; Published date: March 07, 2016
Citation: Barreca S, Fenga D, Campo FR, Rosa MA (2016) Huge Liposarcoma of the Forefoot: A Case Report. J Integr Oncol 5:160. doi:10.4172/2329-6771.1000160
Copyright: © 2016 Barreca S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sarcomas of the foot are conventionally treated with amputation. However, limb salvage procedures are possible in cases of specific histological patterns. We report a rare case of a huge myxoid liposarcoma of the dorsal and plantar aspect of the forefoot.
A 47 years-old woman was admitted to our Institution complaining of a painless huge mass of the dorsal and plantar aspect of the left forefoot. Following the patient’s medical history remarking a previous myxoid liposarcoma, this finding was interpreted as a local recurrence. The mass was explored through radiographic, magnetic resonance imaging and bone scan assessments. An incisional biopsy was performed, and a myxoid liposarcoma was ultimately diagnosed.
A limb salvage procedure was performed in association with coverage plastic surgery. Postoperative stay was uneventfully. Forty days after surgery the patient underwent a cycle of radiotherapy. At 10 year follow-up the patient had a good functionality without signs of local recurrence nor metastatic spread.