Giant liposarcoma of the back with 4 types of histopathology: a case report
© Paraskeva et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
Received: 20 October 2009
Accepted: 16 December 2009
Published: 16 December 2009
The incidence of soft tissue tumours, both malignant and benign, is very common. However, the coexistence of 4 types of histopathology is rare and the aim of this article is to present one treated in our Department. An 87-year-old Greek man was treated in our Department for a huge tumour on his back, under local anaesthesia. The pathology report of the specimen referred 4 types of neoplasia. This case represents this incidence in a giant liposarcoma of the back.
Soft tissue tumours are very common in the general population. Most of them are benign and they require excision for functional and appearance reasons. In literature the incidence of 4 types of histopathology in a specimen is very rare and our aim is to present one.
The perioperative period was uneventful and the patient was discharged home 3 days later.
The existence of 4 histological types of neoplasia is very rare and was treated surgically under local anesthesia. Preoperative evaluation of such tumours is essential in order to determine the borders and characterize the tumour . This can be done either with CT scan or MRI scan. The definite diagnosis is set by histology and requires careful analysis of the specimen.
Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editor-in-Chief of this journal.
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