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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 175-178

Two Forensic Autopsy Cases of Liposarcoma

1 Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office, Tokyo, Japan
2 Specific Disease Control Section, Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Kino Hayashi
Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office, Tokyo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5014.191473

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Primary liposarcoma outside thighs is rare. We present two forensic autopsy cases of clinically undiagnosed primary liposarcoma (Case 1: Mediastinum, Case 2: Mesentery). Case 1 was a thin male in his 60s who had a well-differentiated liposarcoma (850 g, 23 cm × 20 cm × 10 cm) in the superior mediastinum. Case 2 was a thin female in her 50s who had a pleomorphic liposarcoma (10 kg, 40 cm × 25 cm × 11 cm) in the abdominal cavity with liver metastases. The cause of death in Case 1 was airway obstruction due to liposarcoma of the neck; that in Case 2 was complications of liposarcoma with metastasis. Because liposarcoma often appears in deeper tissue without pain, it will grow quite large before it is noticed.

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