Liposarcoma of the thigh

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger


Mass in leg.

Patient Data

Age: 84
Gender: Male

A large mass is seen in the medial thigh. This mass is very bright on T1-weighted images. It is somewhat bright on the T2-weighted fast spin echo images. With fat suppression and gadolinium, much of the signal of the mass suppresses, though significant enhancement is still seen.

Case Discussion

Liposarcoma is one the most common soft tissue sarcoma with a peak incidence in the 5th decade. It usually involves the thigh, lower leg, retroperitoneum, or buttock. Metastases are uncommon with well differentiated tumors but occur more frequently with pleomorphic and round cell types. Lungs and viscera are the most common sites for metastases.

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Case information

rID: 24571
Case created: 28th Aug 2013
Last edited: 18th Sep 2015
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