Liposarcoma is a rare tumor of fatty tissue. The retroperitoneal site accounts for 0.01-O.l% of all malignancies. The location makes early detection difficult and by the time the patient comes to surgery the large size deters surgeons from attempting resection. This is a report of a patient from whom a 10 kilogram retroperitoneal liposarcoma was successfully removed and one year later a recurrent tumour ling 13.8 kilogram was excised. Size d not be a deterrent to operability if vital s are not involved.
Key words: liposarcoma, retroperitoneum