Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(2): 119-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-955885
Case Reports

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Primary Pulmonary Liposarcoma – A Case Report

A. Achir1 , Y. Ouadnouni1 , M. Smahi1 , M. Bouchikh1 , Y. Msougar1 , A. Benosman1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ibn-Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
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Publication History

received September 21, 2006

Publication Date:
24 February 2009 (online)


Liposarcoma of the lung is an extremely rare disease with less than 10 cases reported to date. A case of a locally advanced, pulmonary mixed liposarcoma in a 49-year-old male is presented here. Left pneumonectomy with radical lymph node dissection was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and no recurrence or metastasis was observed for 3 years. Although liposarcoma of the lung is classified as an aggressive, highly metastatic disease, complete resection may result in disease-free survival.


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