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Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma of the falciform ligament: a case report

K Harish1*, AC Ashok2 and NK Alva3

Author Affiliations

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

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BMC Surgery 2003, 3:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-3-7

Published: 24 September 2003

Abstract

Background

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.

Case presentation

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.

Conclusions

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.