An unusual case of three synchronous tumors in a young woman

Raffaele Longo, Guido Carillio, Antonietta Torrisi, Maria Pia Tocco, Giovanni Battista Grassi, Renato Marrese, Angelo Fanasca, Paolo Balistreri, Giampietro Gasparini

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The occurrence in the same young patient of three synchronous tumors deriving from different embryogenic tissues and without a clear correlation with a common etiopathogenic factor is very unusual. We report a case of a Caucasian woman submitted to wide resection of a large retroperitoneal liposarcoma and right radical nephrectomy for suspected tumor infiltration. Histological examination of the right ureter and renal pelvis showed the presence of a multifocal urothelial carcinoma that was clinically asymptomatic. Two months later, during follow-up, chest X-ray and computed tomography documented a coin lesion of the upper left lung, confirmed by positron emission tomography. This nodule was surgically removed and examined histologically, resulting in a diagnosis of sclerosing hemangioma. The patient is alive without evidence of recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • Retroperitoneal liposarcoma
  • Sclerosing hemangioma
  • Urothelial carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research


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