Subcutaneous liposarcoma of the shoulder region

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


Large mass over the right anterior deltoid, that had been present for years, but had increased in size within a few months.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

Right shoulder


A large soft tissue opacity is noted projecting from the lateral aspect of the right shoulder.

Right shoulder


The tumor is well encapsulated and contains a posterocranial part of homogeneous fat tissue and a larger anterior part of edematous fat nodules surrounded by fluid. There is little enhancement, if any.

Case Discussion

Histology-proven liposarcoma.

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