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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 315-317

Pleomorphic liposarcoma of the pectoralis major muscle in an elderly man: Report of a case and review of literature


1 Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey
2 Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey
5 Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Atakan Sezer
Trakya Universitesi Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dali, -Edirne - 22030, Türkiye
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.59908

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Primary liposarcoma of the pectoral major muscle is extremely rare. We report a case of liposarcoma of the pectoral major muscle which was treated with surgical excision and postoperative radiotherapy. A 70-year-old man admitted with left-sided painless progressively growing breast mass. Radiological investigation revealed liposarcoma of the pectoralis major muscle. The patient was treated by surgical removal. Pathological diagnosis was pleomorphic liposarcoma. The patient had postoperative radiotherapy and free of disease for 9 months. Surgical excision and postoperative radiotherapy is the most favored treatment strategy. Careful follow-up is mandatory for detecting recurrences.


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