Liposarcoma presenting as an intraluminal ureteral mass.

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Journal Article

An 86-year-old woman with a previous excision of a large retroperitoneal low-grade liposarcoma presented with a 4-month history of persistent left flank discomfort. Workup revealed left hydronephrosis secondary to obstruction, which was caused by a recurrent liposarcoma in the intraluminal ureter. She underwent a left nephroureterectomy for symptomatic palliation. Pathologic study revealed high-grade liposarcoma. Despite negative surgical margins, the tumor rapidly recurred, leading to death only 4 months after surgery. This case highlights the aggressive nature of liposarcoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raj, GV; Madden, JF; Anderson, EE

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1035 -

PubMed ID

  • 12736039

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12736039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-9995

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0090-4295(02)02596-7

Language

  • eng