Mediastinal liposarcoma appearing as a tumor arising in the esophageal wall

Yasushi Sakamaki, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Masato Minami, Hisaichi Tanaka, Keiji Inada, Hikaru Matsuda

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We report a case of mediastinal liposarcoma, a relatively uncommon neoplasm, in which the mass also appeared as a tumor arising in the esophageal wall. A 76-year-old man diagnosed with a posterior mediastinal mass had the tumor extirpated in local esophageal myectomy due to its unclear margin on the esophageal wall. The resected specimen was diagnosed as well-differentiated liposarcoma. Preoperative angiography showed the tumor received its blood supply from a branch of the left gastric artery, suggesting it arose in the lower esophageal segment close to the hiatus and extended to the mediastinum. Since this tumor's growth pattern differed completely from esophageal liposarcoma described in previous case reports, we concluded that it was mediastinal liposarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-681
Number of pages3
JournalThe Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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