Refractory Cough as a Remote Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma

Author(s): Adey Hasan, Aaysha Kapila, Thomas Barklow, George Youngberg, Guha Krishnaswamy, Bhuvana Guha.

Journal Name:Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 9 , Issue 2 , 2013

Abstract:

Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is often asymptomatic but sometimes attention is drawn to the neoplasm due to clinical manifestations. These include fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea or vomiting due to pressure or hypoglycemia related to paraneoplastic disease. We present a rare case of a massive retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting with refractory dry cough. The patient underwent resection of the mass with complete resolution of her cough. Histopathological examination of the mass demonstrated a well-differentiated tumor with myxomatous features. No evidence of metastatic disease to the lungs was observed. This case points to the need for a thorough and careful evaluation of unexplained cough.

Keywords: Liposarcoma, retroperitoneal, refractory cough.

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2013
Page: [147 - 150]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573394711309020007
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