Slow-growing giant liposarcoma in the extremity: a case report

Slow-growing giant liposarcoma in the extremity: a case report Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:207–210 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0674-y CASE REPORT Slow-growing giant liposarcoma in the extremity: a case report Orhan Çizmeci & Samet Vasfi Kuvat & Mahmet Veli Karaaltın & Bilge Bilgiç Received: 11 October 2011 /Accepted: 30 November 2011 /Published online: 17 January 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 Introduction Case report Lipomatous tumours are the most commonly occurring soft A 67-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with a tissue tumours [1-3]. Although benign lipomatous tumours mass in the left thigh that first appeared about 21 years ago are frequent, liposarcomas do not have a high frequency of and grew progressively. In her physical examination, a mass occurrence among malign bodily tumours. Liposarcomas with the dimensions 20×21×34 cm has been detected which comprise 20–30% of all soft tissue sarcomas, and they are was located in the medial-anterior and lateral thigh region, the most commonly seen sarcomas after malignant fibrous with a predominantly anterior position (Fig. 1). The mass tumours [4]. was solid with very limited mobility. In the MR imaging of Lipomatous tumours are most commonly located in the the patient, whose routine blood tests did not reveal any extremities, the retroperitoneum, groin, scrotum, and the pathologies, a mass was European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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