Liposarcoma

Common Name(s)

Liposarcoma

Liposarcoma is a tumor that arises from fat tissue.  This tumor often occurs in the thigh, behind the knee, or in the abdomen, but it can be found in other parts of the body.  Because a liposarcoma may grow into surrounding tissues or organs, it is considered a malignant tumor.
 

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Liposarcoma" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Sarcoma Alliance

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education and support.

http://sarcomaalliance.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Liposarcoma" returned 320 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extensive lipoma-like changes of myxoid liposarcoma: morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular cytogenetic analyses.
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Iwasaki, Masako Ishiguro, Jun Nishio, Mikiko Aoki, Ryohei Yokoyama, Koichiro Yokoyama, Kenichi Taguchi, Kazuki Nabeshima

Journal: Virchows Arch.. 2015 Apr;466(4):453-64.

 

Myxoid liposarcomas (MLSs) with extensive lipoma-like changes (MLSLC) are rare, and it is often difficult to distinguish them from well-differentiated liposarcoma (LS)/dedifferentiated LS (WDLS/DDLS) with myxoid changes. For the characterization of these neoplasms, we studied 8 MLSLCs, ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2015

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Prognostic factors predicting the postoperative survival period following treatment for primary retroperitoneal liposarcoma.
 

Author(s): Xudong Zhao, Peiyu Li, Xiaohui Huang, Lin Chen, Na Liu, Yaoguang She

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2015 Jan;128(1):85-90.

 

Liposarcomas, which represent 20% of all adult sarcomas, are the most common histological type of malignant soft tissue tumors. The aim of this study was to define the prognostic factors that predict the postoperative survival period for patients with primary retroperitoneal liposarcoma.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2015

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Primary liposarcoma of the orbit.
 

Author(s): Saurbhi Khurana, Anoop K Gupta, Seema Sen, Seema Kashyap

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;57(4):617-9.

 

Liposarcoma is the most common sarcoma in adults, but is an extremely rare tumor of the orbit. We report 4 cases of primary orbital liposarcoma treated at our center. All cases had tumor localized to the orbit and underwent exenteration followed by radiotherapy in one patient. None ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Liposarcoma" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recurrence of paratesticular liposarcoma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Raimondo Gabriele, Giuseppe Ferrara, Maria Rita Tarallo, Alessio Giordano, Antonietta De Gori, Luciano Izzo, Marco Conte

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Paratesticular liposarcomas are rare tumors that typically affect adult. Diagnosis is very difficult and inadequate surgical excision leads to a high rate of recurrence.We report a case of local recurrence of paratesticular liposarcoma diagnosed six months following surgery.Since ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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Paratesticular dedifferentiated liposarcoma with leiomyosarcomatous differentiation: a case report with a review of literature.
 

Author(s): Kazuhito Hatanaka, Takako Yoshioka, Takashi Tasaki, Akihide Tanimoto

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Paratesticular liposarcoma is a rare neoplasm, described in single case studies or components of larger studies, as histologically well-differentiated liposarcoma (WDL) and dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DL). However, leiomyosarcomatous differentiation is an extremely rare occurrence ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Laparoscopic resection of a retroperitoneal liposarcoma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Ryohei Nomura, Hiromi Tokumura, Naoki Matsumura

Journal: Int Surg. ;98(3):219-22.

 

Here, we describe a case of a retroperitoneal liposarcoma successfully managed by laparoscopic surgery. A 72-year-old man underwent abnormal hypertension screening using computed tomography (CT), which revealed a low-density mass measuring 7 cm in diameter in the retroperitoneal space. ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Dose Reduction of Preoperative Radiotherapy in Myxoid Liposarcomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myxoid Liposarcoma of Soft Tissue

 

Last Updated: 10 Apr 2014

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Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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