ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Giant liposarcoma in hemithorax
Mertol Gökçe1, Özkan Saydam1, Remzi Altın2, Gamze Yurdakan3
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Disease, Medical Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Bülent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.186
A 57-year-old female with obesity was admitted to the emergency service with the complaint of severe dyspnea and chest pain. Chest X-ray showed opacity occupying left hemithorax completely and the right mediastinal shift. Thoracic computed tomography indicated a heterogeneous density of a giant mass in the left hemithorax and right mediastinal shift. Complete surgical resection of the liposarcoma was performed. The pathological examination following surgery suggested pleural liposarcoma. In this article, treatment of pleural liposarcoma was discussed in the light of literature review.
Keywords : Giant mass; pleural liposarcoma; surgical resection
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