Primary mediastinal liposarcoma. A report of a case and review of the literature

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1989;3(4):367-70. doi: 10.1016/1010-7940(89)90038-9.


A case of primary liposarcoma of the mediastinum with a review of the literature is presented. Liposarcomas may attain a large mass and exhibit various kinds of clinical symptoms according to their localisation. Histological typing is very important in determining the type and extent of therapy. Surgical excision of the tumour is the therapy of choice in all cases. Radiotherapy may be of value for the palliation of unresectable cases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liposarcoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Liposarcoma / pathology
  • Liposarcoma / surgery*
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Mediastinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Radiography