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liposarcoma

[‚lip·ə·sär′kō·mə]
(medicine)
A sarcoma originating in adipose tissue. Also known as embryonal-cell lipoma; fetal fat-cell lipoma; infiltrating lipoma; lipoblastoma; lipomyxoma; myxolipoma; myxoma lipomatodes.
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Intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal liposarcomas. Int Surg 1999; 84: 163-167.
(14,19) Low-grade liposarcomas are more difficult to differentiate from hibernomas.
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma is the most heterogeneous of all sarcomas with a wide variety of histologic patterns including tumors with distinctive patterns, tumors with heterologous and homologous differentiation, and lowgrade tumors.
Well-differentiated liposarcomas are often circumscribed and lobulated; dedifferentiated liposarcomas, infiltrating and amorphous.
There is a low risk of a lipoma transforming into a liposarcoma (16).
Atypical lipomatous tumor (ALT) and well-differentiated liposarcoma (WDL) are rare liposarcoma subtypes that are histologically identical but distinguished by the 2002 WHO classification: ALTs occur in surgically amenable locations, whereas WDLs do not.
Traditionally liposarcomas are treated with radical surgery due to being resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments; only doxorubicin has shown some benefit in past4.
Helms, "Lipomas, lipoma variants, and well-differentiated liposarcomas (atypical lipomas): results of MRI evaluations of 126 consecutive fatty masses," American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), vol.
Histological examination showed mixed well-differentiated and well-dedifferentiated liposarcoma in the primary lesion (Figures 3(a), 3(c), and 3(e)).
A liposarcoma can be distinguished from a lipoma by its display of heterogenous echotexture, large size or greater than minimal colour Doppler flow [5].