Primary mesenteric liposarcoma. Report of a case

Calò, Pietro Giorgio and Farris, Stefania and Tatti, Alberto and Tuveri, Massimiliano and Catani, Gualtiero S. A. and Nicolosi, Angelo (2007) Primary mesenteric liposarcoma. Report of a case. Il giornale di chirurgia, 28 (8-9). pp. 318-320. ISSN 1971-145X

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Primary mesenteric liposarcomas are very rare neoplasms. The authors report a case of mesenteric liposarcoma recently observed. The patient presented with a history of dyspeptic syndrome, meteorism and abdominal pain associated with a change in bowel habit and constipation. On physical examination there was a large, well-circumscribed, abdominal mass. Computed tomography revealed an abdominal, dishomogeneous, low-density mass. Surgical excision with a tumour-free margin was achieved. The histologic appearances were those of a well-differentiated liposarcoma (atypical lipomatous tumour). The patient is alive and disease-free 33 months after the surgery. Primary mesenteric liposarcoma is often resectable and requires aggressivesurgical management; in consideration of the high risk of tumour recurrence, the treatment of choice is a wide surgical excision

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Liposarcoma, Mesentery, Surgery; Liposarcoma, Mesentere, Chirurgia
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 15:54
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 15:54

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