Retroperitoneal liposarcoma: case of a giant tumour inside the abdomen

Authors

  • Shahzaib Khan Department of Surgery, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Areeb Zafar Department of Surgery, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Murk Lakhani Department of Surgery, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Arsalan Baig Department of Surgery, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Ali Hassan Department of Surgery, Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Owais Khan Final Year MBBS Student, Dow Medical College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9644

Keywords:

Retroperitoneal liposarcoma, surgical excision, tumour recurrence, tumour grade

Abstract

Retroperitoneal liposarcomas are rare malignant tumours that often grow rapidly in size and become symptomatic late in the disease course, posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Although abdominal imaging can reliably diagnose the tumour, definitive diagnosis is only possible through biopsy after surgical excision, which remains the primary treatment modality for these tumours. Long-term survival is primarily determined through histologic grade and post-resection tumour margins. We report the case of a 43-year-old male patient, seen at Dr Ruth KM Pfau Hospital Karachi, who underwent successful surgical excision for a well-differentiated retroperitoneal liposarcoma and had no radiographic evidence of local recurrence at both 3 and 12-month follow-ups.

Keywords: Retroperitoneal liposarcoma, surgical excision, tumour recurrence, tumour grade.

Published

2023-12-24

How to Cite

Khan, S., Areeb Zafar, Murk Lakhani, Arsalan Baig, Ali Hassan, & Owais Khan. (2023). Retroperitoneal liposarcoma: case of a giant tumour inside the abdomen. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(1), 172–174. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9644

Issue

Section

Case Report