Liposarcomas represent the single most common type of soft tissue sarcoma. Its abdominal localization is rare, occurring in only 5% of cases. A 55 year old male was found to have a case of primary giant liposarcoma of the mesenterium with a maximum diameter of 40 cm and weight of 9 kg. Computed tomography revealed the presence of a large mass presenting a dishomogeneous density with an adipose component, probably of mesenteric origin. A xifopubic laparotomy confirmed the presence of a pedunculated growth originating from the mesentery. The mass was removed and the histopathological report noted a well differentiated sclerosing liposarcoma with the peritoneal liquid positive for malignant cells. Surgery currently represents the only possibly curative therapy for this type of tumour but close long-term follow up and accurate evaluation of the clinicopathologic parameters are needed.

Cerullo, G., Marrelli, D., Rampone, B., Perrotta, E., Caruso, S., Roviello, F. (2007). Giant liposarcoma of the mesentery. Report of a case. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, 78(5), 443-445.

Giant liposarcoma of the mesentery. Report of a case

CERULLO, GUIDO;MARRELLI, DANIELE;RAMPONE, BERNARDINO;CARUSO, STEFANO;ROVIELLO, FRANCO
2007-01-01

Abstract

Liposarcomas represent the single most common type of soft tissue sarcoma. Its abdominal localization is rare, occurring in only 5% of cases. A 55 year old male was found to have a case of primary giant liposarcoma of the mesenterium with a maximum diameter of 40 cm and weight of 9 kg. Computed tomography revealed the presence of a large mass presenting a dishomogeneous density with an adipose component, probably of mesenteric origin. A xifopubic laparotomy confirmed the presence of a pedunculated growth originating from the mesentery. The mass was removed and the histopathological report noted a well differentiated sclerosing liposarcoma with the peritoneal liquid positive for malignant cells. Surgery currently represents the only possibly curative therapy for this type of tumour but close long-term follow up and accurate evaluation of the clinicopathologic parameters are needed.
2007
Cerullo, G., Marrelli, D., Rampone, B., Perrotta, E., Caruso, S., Roviello, F. (2007). Giant liposarcoma of the mesentery. Report of a case. ANNALI ITALIANI DI CHIRURGIA, 78(5), 443-445.
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