Anterior abdominal wall myxoid liposarcoma: a rare presentation

Parikshith ., Ashwini R. K., Syed Iqballula Sha Khadri, Rajagopalan S.


Liposarcoma is the most common type of soft tissue sarcoma, a mesenchymal malignancy. The extremities are the most common site followed by the retroperitoneum for liposarcomas. There are 5 histologic types of liposarcoma, as follows: well differentiated; myxoid; round cell; pleomorphic; and dedifferentiated. As very few cases of MLS have been reported, we report a rare case of an MLS of a 72-year-old male who presented with spherical mass in the abdomen wall. Computed tomography (CT) found a tumor in abdominal wall extending with both intra and extra abdominal components. There were no other abnormal symptoms and the laboratory testing was also unusual. The tumor was successfully excised, which was diagnosed MLSs in pathology. Following standard principles, after complete excision, the patient was referred to a higher center for radiotherapy. The patient was followed up for 6 month and no disease recurrence was identified. MLSs are rarely seen in health centers, irrespective of the presenting signs or histologic features.


Liposarcoma, Myxoid liposarcoma, Soft tissue sarcomas

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