Liposarcoma, Primary Pleural
No terms are synonymous with primary pleural liposarcoma.
Liposarcoma (LPS) is one of the most common types of sarcomas seen in adults. It is believed that LPS are derived from the residual rests of primitive mesenchymal tissue; however, on rare occasions they may also develop from a pre-existing lipoma. They are commonly found as a primary tumor in the deep soft tissues of the proximal extremities, and retroperitoneum. Metastasis to the lung in not uncommon; however, primary LPS in the lung is rare, especially the pleura.
Primary pleural LPS is exceedingly rare with less than 20 cases reported
Age of presentation ranges from 19 to 80 years of age, with a median age of 50 years.
Older men are predominately affected; however, it may occur in women as well.
Treatment consists of surgical resection, radiation, or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy seems to show some benefit.
Determination of prognosis has...