Metastatic liposarcomas to the brain are rare. The authors describe a patient with a 20-year history of liposarcoma originating in the thigh and metastatic to the brain 18 years later. The brain metastasis was removed by surgery. Nine months later, the patient developed metastases to the retroperitoneum and liver. At that same time, she had recurrent brain metastasis. She was then treated with chemotherapy. The abdominal mass shrank considerably in the beginning, and the recurrent brain metastases totally disappeared. The patient eventually succumbed to widespread liposarcoma. Autopsy revealed extensive liposarcoma involving the retroperitoneum, liver, and lung, but no trace of tumor was found in the brain.
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- Clinical Neurology