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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 138-140
Bioline Code: js13019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 138-140

 en Midline or Retroperitoneal Approach in Operating on a Retroperitoneal Tumour: A Surgical Dilemma.
Azhar, A.H. & Rahman, M.N.G.


Retroperitoneal tumors are rare form of tumors arising from the retroperitoneal space and account for 10-15% of soft tissue sarcoma.1,2 Liposarcoma represent 0.1% of all cancers3 and arise mostly from the mesenchyme usually located in muscles, fat and connective tissue.4 It is a high grade tumor with high propensity for recurrence.1 80% of patients present with asymptomatic abdominal distension in their 5th - 6th decade of life.4 Liposarcoma tend to present as a huge mass posing a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma especially with regards to its position and surgical approach.1

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