What is retroperitoneal liposarcoma?

What is retroperitoneal liposarcoma?

Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is a rare, slow growing tumor that develops in the retroperitoneal cavity of the abdomen. It tends to displace organs rather than destroy them.


  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Enlarged abdomen
  • Abdominal mass
  • Asymptomatic in early stages


  • Imaging tests. Your doctor may recommend imaging tests to determine the size and extent of your liposarcoma. Tests may include X-ray, CT scan and MRI.
  • Removing a sample of tissue for testing.
  • Using advanced lab tests to determine the kinds of cells involved in the cancer


The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for retroperitoneal liposarcoma includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Keywords: retroperitoneal liposarcoma;tumor;abdomen

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