Giant retroperitoneal dedifferentiated liposarcoma

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Kemal Beksac
Bulent Aksel
Fisun Ardic Yukruk
Olcay Kandemir


INTRODUCTION: Liposarcoma is the most frequent type of retroperitoneal sarcomas. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma is the least common subtype and is an extremely rare tumor.


CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 53-year-old male who was referred with a giant retroperitoneal mass. The patients’ mass was deemed unresectable by the previous institution and received chemotherapy with no benefit. We macroscopically removed the 38x32 cm mass with right nefrectomy. Pathological examination revealed dedifferentiated liposarcoma.


CONCLUSION: Surgery is the gold standart in the treatment of retroperitoneal sarcomas. Giant masses present a challenge for the surgeon with possible major vascular injuries and multiorgan resections. Therefore it is important for these patients to be referred for surgery without delay.

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Beksac, Kemal, et al. “Giant Retroperitoneal Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma”. Annali Italiani Di Chirurgia, vol. 6, no. January, Jan. 2017, pp. 1-4,
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