Liposarcoma of the chest wall Transformation of dedifferentiated liposarcoma from a recurrent lipoma

Bicakcioglu P., SAK S., TAŞTEPE A. İ.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.33, sa.8, ss.901-903, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.901-903


Liposarcoma is the second most common soft tissue sarcoma after malignant fibrous histiocytoma in adults. It is frequently found in the extremities and retroperitoneum; rarely it can be seen in the chest wall. We report a rare case of giant liposarcoma originating from the chest wall representing a transformation of a relapsing lipoma in the same region. We performed chest wall resection, reconstruction with latissimus dorsi muscle transposition via posterolateral thoracotomy. The patient received 4 series of adjuvant chemotherapy after the postoperative diagnosis of dedifferentiated liposarcoma. The patient had no postoperative complication and has remained disease-free for 30 months. Saudi Med J 2012; Vol. 33 (8): 901-903