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Cases of giant Retroperitoneal Liposarcomas

Dawid Murawa, Ewelina Gowin, Anna Pawelska, Paweł Murawa
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71088-9
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(3):147-151.

open access

Vol 10, No 3 (2005)
Case reports
Published online: 2005-01-01
Submitted: 2004-09-20

Abstract

Aim

Liposarcomas are the most common type of retroperitoneal tumours. The course of the disease is determined by histological subtype, grade, size of the tumour and completeness of resection. Surgical treatment is the basic therapy for retroperitoneal liposarcomas.

Case Description

Two cases of large retroperitoneal liposarcoma are reported. In both cases, the only sign of the disease was enlargement of the abdomen. Large masses filling the abdominal cavity were detected by ultrasound scans and by computed tomography. In both cases the abdominal organs were involved, with infiltration of the renal capsule, making unilateral nephrectomy necessary.

Results

The histology result for the first patient showed a well differentiated liposarcoma while the result for the second patient was liposarcoma arising from the renal capsule. The postoperative course was uneventful and the latest follow-up tests showed no signs of recurrence.

Conclusions

Surgical treatment is method of choice for liposarcoma tumours.

Abstract

Aim

Liposarcomas are the most common type of retroperitoneal tumours. The course of the disease is determined by histological subtype, grade, size of the tumour and completeness of resection. Surgical treatment is the basic therapy for retroperitoneal liposarcomas.

Case Description

Two cases of large retroperitoneal liposarcoma are reported. In both cases, the only sign of the disease was enlargement of the abdomen. Large masses filling the abdominal cavity were detected by ultrasound scans and by computed tomography. In both cases the abdominal organs were involved, with infiltration of the renal capsule, making unilateral nephrectomy necessary.

Results

The histology result for the first patient showed a well differentiated liposarcoma while the result for the second patient was liposarcoma arising from the renal capsule. The postoperative course was uneventful and the latest follow-up tests showed no signs of recurrence.

Conclusions

Surgical treatment is method of choice for liposarcoma tumours.

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Keywords

liposarcoma; retroperitoneal tumours

About this article
Title

Cases of giant Retroperitoneal Liposarcomas

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2005)

Pages

147-151

Published online

2005-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(05)71088-9

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2005;10(3):147-151.

Keywords

liposarcoma
retroperitoneal tumours

Authors

Dawid Murawa
Ewelina Gowin
Anna Pawelska
Paweł Murawa

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