Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Kurt S. Zaenker
Institute of Immunology and Experimental Oncology University Witten/Herdecke
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Refractory Cough as a Remote Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma

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


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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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [147 - 150]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573394711309020007
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