What is Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma?

What is retroperitoneal liposarcoma?

Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is a subtype of liposarcoma. Liposarcoma is a rare cancer that arises in the fat cells of your body.


People with the disease may experience various symptoms such as :

  • Feel uncomfortable in the abdomen
  • Abdomen enlargement
  • Abdominal mass
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Chest pain, coughing if the tumor is in the chest cavity
  • Urination problems


Surgery on time is the best option for people with the conditions. After removing the tumor, the patients are likely to have an excellent prognosis.

However, since the resection involves surrounding tissues of the body, limb amputation is also necessary in some cases.

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are also applied to people with serve situations.

If you have any concerns about the treatment, please go to the doctor and ask for more professional suggestions.

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