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Clinical presentation A 48-year-old woman presented with an abdominal mass with insidious onset. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (Figure 1A-1C) revealed a huge fatty tissue mass extending from the retroperitoneum to the pelvis. It occupies entire mid to lower abdomen and pelvis displacing bowel loops to the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. She underwent a complete excision of the tumour with concomitant resection of the left kidney, the left hemicolon, and the left ovary (Figure 1D). Figure 1. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (A, horizontal; B, coronal; C, sagittal; arrows indicate the extent of a huge fatty tissue mass) and resected tumour (D) What is the diagnosis? Answer and Discussion

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Myung-Won Lee, Resident, Department of Internal Medicine; Sang Il Lee, Assistant Professor, General Surgery; Hyo Jin Lee, Associate Professor; Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Hyo Jin Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, 640 Daesa-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Fax: +82 (0)42 2575753;

Correspondence Email

cymed@cnu.ac.kr

Competing Interests

Salemis NS, Tsiambas E, Karameris A, Tsohataridis E. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma with mixed histological pattern: a rare presentation and literature review. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2009;40(3-4):138-41.Herrera-G\u00f3mez A, Ortega-Guti\u00e9rrez C, Betancourt AM, Luna-Ortiz K. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. World J Surg Oncol. 2008;6:115-20.Na JC, Choi KH, Yang SC, Han WK. Surgical experience with retroperitoneal liposarcoma in a single Korean tertiary medical center. Korean J Urol. 2012;53:310-6.

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Clinical presentation A 48-year-old woman presented with an abdominal mass with insidious onset. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (Figure 1A-1C) revealed a huge fatty tissue mass extending from the retroperitoneum to the pelvis. It occupies entire mid to lower abdomen and pelvis displacing bowel loops to the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. She underwent a complete excision of the tumour with concomitant resection of the left kidney, the left hemicolon, and the left ovary (Figure 1D). Figure 1. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (A, horizontal; B, coronal; C, sagittal; arrows indicate the extent of a huge fatty tissue mass) and resected tumour (D) What is the diagnosis? Answer and Discussion

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Myung-Won Lee, Resident, Department of Internal Medicine; Sang Il Lee, Assistant Professor, General Surgery; Hyo Jin Lee, Associate Professor; Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Hyo Jin Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, 640 Daesa-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Fax: +82 (0)42 2575753;

Correspondence Email

cymed@cnu.ac.kr

Competing Interests

Salemis NS, Tsiambas E, Karameris A, Tsohataridis E. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma with mixed histological pattern: a rare presentation and literature review. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2009;40(3-4):138-41.Herrera-G\u00f3mez A, Ortega-Guti\u00e9rrez C, Betancourt AM, Luna-Ortiz K. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. World J Surg Oncol. 2008;6:115-20.Na JC, Choi KH, Yang SC, Han WK. Surgical experience with retroperitoneal liposarcoma in a single Korean tertiary medical center. Korean J Urol. 2012;53:310-6.

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Clinical presentation A 48-year-old woman presented with an abdominal mass with insidious onset. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (Figure 1A-1C) revealed a huge fatty tissue mass extending from the retroperitoneum to the pelvis. It occupies entire mid to lower abdomen and pelvis displacing bowel loops to the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. She underwent a complete excision of the tumour with concomitant resection of the left kidney, the left hemicolon, and the left ovary (Figure 1D). Figure 1. Computed tomographic scans of abdomen and pelvis (A, horizontal; B, coronal; C, sagittal; arrows indicate the extent of a huge fatty tissue mass) and resected tumour (D) What is the diagnosis? Answer and Discussion

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Myung-Won Lee, Resident, Department of Internal Medicine; Sang Il Lee, Assistant Professor, General Surgery; Hyo Jin Lee, Associate Professor; Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Hyo Jin Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, 640 Daesa-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Fax: +82 (0)42 2575753;

Correspondence Email

cymed@cnu.ac.kr

Competing Interests

Salemis NS, Tsiambas E, Karameris A, Tsohataridis E. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma with mixed histological pattern: a rare presentation and literature review. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2009;40(3-4):138-41.Herrera-G\u00f3mez A, Ortega-Guti\u00e9rrez C, Betancourt AM, Luna-Ortiz K. Giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma. World J Surg Oncol. 2008;6:115-20.Na JC, Choi KH, Yang SC, Han WK. Surgical experience with retroperitoneal liposarcoma in a single Korean tertiary medical center. Korean J Urol. 2012;53:310-6.

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