Giant Mixed Lipoma/Liposarcoma of the Thigh: Diagnostic Approaches and Surgical Management
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- Migliano E
Plastic Surgery Unit
S.Maria e S.Gallicano Institute - IFO, Rome , Italy
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Received date: December 27, 2013; Accepted date: October 20, 2014; Published date: October 28, 2014
Citation: Bertozzi E, Migliano E, Cristiani R, Mazzaracchio D, Visca P, et al. (2014) Giant Mixed Lipoma/Liposarcoma of the Thigh: Diagnostic Approaches and Surgical Management. Surgery Curr Res 4:206. doi:10.4172/2161-1076.1000206
Copyright: 2014 Bertozzi E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A 58 years old male with a subcutaneous neoformation, localized at the medial surface of the left thigh, of about 30 cm in diameter, and which has grown larger, particularly during the last year is described. Clinical signs inclined towards a diagnosis of a soft-tissue neoplasm such as giant lipoma. Gigantic lipoma of the thigh are rare. These lesions are of interest because of their risk of recurrency following surgical excision, as well as their potential risk of malignant transformation. We present a case of giant, deforming lipoma with 5% of the mass resulted compatible with dedifferentiated grade III liposarcoma of the thigh, with emphasis on the diagnostic difficulties encountered, and the surgical management of the case.