Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of the falciform ligament: a case report
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
2 Department of General Surgery, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
3 Department of Pathology, MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India
BMC Surgery 2003, 3:7 doi:10.1186/1471-2482-3-7Published: 24 September 2003
Low grade fibromyxoid sarcomas (LGFMS) are very rarely seen. They commonly arise from deep soft tissues of the lower extremities. Very few cases of intra-abdominal location have been reported.
We report a 37 year old man who presented with an abdominal mass and dragging pain. Pre-operative imaging suggested the possibility of a subcapsular hemangioma of liver.
Laparoscopy was useful to locate the tumor as arising from falciform ligament and made the subsequent surgery simpler. This is one of the large fibromyxoid sarcomas to be reported.