Liposarcoma arising in a giant lipomatous polyp of the esophagus.

Young-Tae Bak, J. H. Kim, J. G. Kim, C. H. Lee, K. N. Lee, Y. H. Choi, H. J. Kim

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A case of liposarcoma in a giant pedunculated lipoma of the esophagus in a 49-year-old Korean woman who presented intermittent swallowing difficulty for 3 years is reported. Endoscopy and esophagography revealed that a giant smooth longitudinal tumor mass almost entirely occupied the esophageal lumen. A total esohagectomy was done. The tumor was 20 cm in length and 7 cm in average diameter with an obvious stalk measuring 3 cm in length and 1 cm in diameter. Microscopic examination disclosed a lipoma with focal ulceration and liposarcomatous change infiltrating into interstitial fibrous tissue at its distal end.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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