Liposarcoma of the stomach

Abdom Imaging. 1997 Jul-Aug;22(4):373-5. doi: 10.1007/s002619900213.


We present a case of gastric liposarcoma, a very uncommon pathology; only nine cases have been reported in the literature. We describe the radiologic findings of this neoplasm and emphasize the correlation between computed tomography (CT) and the macroscopic morphology of the tumor, which is conditioned by its histology. In our case, CT demonstration of fatty areas within the gastric mass facilitated the diagnosis. This finding has not been described for liposarcomas of the stomach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / diagnostic imaging
  • Adipose Tissue / pathology
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Gastric Mucosa / pathology
  • Gastroscopy
  • Humans
  • Liposarcoma, Myxoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Liposarcoma, Myxoid / pathology
  • Stomach Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Stomach Neoplasms / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed