Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7248727, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7248727
Case Report

Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma with Unusual Cardiac Metastasis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1150, Toledo, OH 43614, USA
2Department of Cardiology, University of Toledo Medical Center, 3000 Arlington Avenue, MS 1150, Toledo, OH 43614, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Abhinav Tiwari; ude.odelotu@irawit.vanihbA

Received 3 March 2017; Accepted 4 July 2017; Published 6 August 2017

Academic Editor: Ertuğurul Ercan

Copyright © 2017 Abhinav Tiwari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Alveolar soft part sarcoma is a very uncommon soft tissue malignancy which accounts for <1% of soft tissue sarcoma. It is a malignant and highly vascular tumor arising most commonly in the musculature of the lower extremities, with metastasis primarily to the lungs, bones, and brain. Cardiac metastasis is very rare and only 5 cases have been reported in the literature so far. We report a case of a young woman with a history of surgically resected alveolar soft part sarcoma of left thigh who presented with persistent dry cough and was found to have a cardiac mass, which on biopsy proved to be alveolar soft part sarcoma.