Gastric liposarcoma in a patient with severe obesity

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Abstract

Liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. Predominant locations are the limbs and retroperitoneum. Intra-abdominal liposarcoma represents only 2% of all cases and visceral location is exceptional. Gastric liposarcoma is extremely rare, with fewer than 20 cases reported. The treatment of choice is wide en-bloc surgical resection. If the tumour arises in the area of the cardia, resection involves resection of the proximal stomach as well as the distal oesophagus. Traditional reconstruction with oesophagogastrostomy often leads to troublesome reflux. We report a case of gastric liposarcoma arising in the gastro-oesophageal junction in a severely obese patient.

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