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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 869409, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/869409
Case Report

Giant Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: A Case Report

1Department of Surgery, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India
2Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India
3Department of General Surgery, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune 411018, India

Received 4 October 2012; Accepted 31 October 2012

Academic Editors: P. F. Lenehan and G. P. Vandoros

Copyright © 2012 Chavan Shahaji et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Soft tissue sarcomas represent less than 1% of all human neoplasms. One-third of malignant tumors that arise in the retroperitoneum are sarcomas and liposarcoma is the most common retroperitoneal sarcoma. More often than not, patients report late to the hospital due to the slow progress and few late symptoms. Thus, the tumor is known to grow to enormous sizes. Here, we report a case of giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma weighing more than 7 kgs.