Giant posterior mediastinal liposarcoma invading the esophagus: A case report

Alessandro Marolla, Alessandro Pardolesi, Pierpaolo Camplese, Roberto Politi, Rocco Sacco

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Giant liposarcoma is an unusual variant of mediastinal tumors. The case of a 73-year-old woman is reported. She presented with a posterior mediastinal tumor invading the third middle tract of the thoracic esophagus and the adventitia of the descending aorta, close to the posterior pericardium; a neoplastic thrombus 2cm in size was located in the upper left pulmonary vein. The tumor was completely excised by left thoracotomy, in extracorporeal circulation. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient received adjuvant chemotherapy. She is currently alive after 8 months, disease-free. The natural history, pathology, and prognosis of the disease are reviewed and management of such lesions is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
Number of pages3
JournalRays - International Journal of Radiological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Mediastinal liposarcoma
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Thoracic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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