East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma

KL Yeningatsian, K Katebe, JIM Mulundika, J Mulenga, JS Kachimba


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

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