European Radiology

, Volume 13, Supplement 6, pp L185–L191

Unusual skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma only detectable by MR imaging

  • Takahiro Ishii
  • Takafumi Ueda
  • Akira Myoui
  • Noriyuki Tamai
  • Noboru Hosono
  • Hideki Yoshikawa
Musculoskeletal

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-003-2024-3

Cite this article as:
Ishii, T., Ueda, T., Myoui, A. et al. Eur Radiol (2003) 13(Suppl 6): L185. doi:10.1007/s00330-003-2024-3

Abstract

We present two cases of skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma, occurring several years after treatment of the primary tumors in the lower limb. The present two case reports have unusual radiological features only detectable by MR imaging and not by plain radiographs or bone scans. From the present two cases, we found that a negative plain radiograph of the spine or a negative bone scan could not exclude skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma, and MRI was a more sensitive screening procedure for their detection, especially in T1-weighted images. Unusual radiological features of skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma are not well documented and only a few cases have been previously reported. Our aim is to document two more patients exhibiting the unusual radiological features of skeletal metastases from myxoid liposarcoma to improve their early detection and management.

Keywords

Skeletal metastasis Myxoid liposarcoma Bone-scan Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahiro Ishii
    • 1
  • Takafumi Ueda
    • 1
  • Akira Myoui
    • 1
  • Noriyuki Tamai
    • 1
  • Noboru Hosono
    • 1
  • Hideki Yoshikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineOsaka Japan

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