M. C. KOZONIS, M.D.; R. F. WIGGERS, M.D.; H. M. GOLDEN, M.D.
Liposarcoma is a rare tumor. It is still rarer as a mediastinal tumor and has never been described as invading the vena cava.
Approximately 200 cases of liposarcoma have been reported in the literature. The great majority of these occur superficially. The legs, thigh, gluteal region, popliteal space, trunk, head, neck and arms are the most common sites of involvement.1, 2, 3 In another large group the tumors are found retroperitoneally,4, 5 perirenally,6, 7 and intra-abdominally.8 In addition, liposarcoma has been described as originating in bone,9, 10, 11, 12, 13 meninges,14 spermatic cord,1 breast,15, 16 vulva17 and common bile duct.1
KOZONIS MC, WIGGERS RF, GOLDEN HM. PRIMARY LIPOSARCOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:703–710. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-703
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):703-710.
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