Giant posterior mediastinal liposarcoma presenting as dysphagia: A clinico–radio– pathologic correlation

Oncology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reports,2014,3,2,43-45.
Published:July 2014
Type:Case Report
Authors:
Author(s) affiliations:

Santosh P V Rai, Preetham Acharya1, Rameshchandra Sahoo1, Hema Kini2, Sharada Rai2, Maryann Bokelo2

Departments of Radiodiagnosis, 1Chest Medicine and 2Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Unit of Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract:

We report the rare case of a giant liposarcoma of the posterior mediastinum presenting with symptoms of dysphagia and esophageal reflux due to extrinsic compression. A contrast‑enhanced computed tomogram (CT) of the chest revealed a large fat density mass in the mid and posterior mediastinum. CT‑guided biospy showed vacuolated cells (lipoblasts) with marked nuclear atypia and indistinct cytoplasmic membrane and hyperchromatic nuclei suggesting liposarcoma.