Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Short Communication Volume 2 Issue 1

Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: The Endless Challenge

Eleni Karafoka Mavrou*

Director of 2nd Surgical Department of Robotic Surgery and Surgical Oncology in Metropolitan General Hospital, Greece

*Corresponding Author: Eleni Karafoka Mavrou, Director of 2nd Surgical Department of Robotic Surgery and Surgical Oncology in Metropolitan General Hospital, Greece.

Received: December 09, 2020; Published: December 16, 2020


  Liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma accounting for approximately 20% of all sarcomas in adults. Based on WHO criteria Liposarcomas are classified into four histological subtypes:

  • Well-differentiated Liposarcoma (WDLS)
  • De-differentiated Liposarcoma (DDLS)
  • Myxoid/round cell Liposarcoma (M/RLS)
  • Pleomorphic Liposarcoma (PMLS)


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Citation: Eleni Karafoka Mavrou. “Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: The Endless Challenge". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 2.1 (2021): 24-25.


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