Liposarcoma presenting as an intraluminal ureteral mass

Ganesh V. Raj, John F. Madden, E. Everett Anderson

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An 86-year-old woman with a previous excision of a large retroperitoneal low-grade liposarcoma presented with a 4-month history of persistent left flank discomfort. Workup revealed left hydronephrosis secondary to obstruction, which was caused by a recurrent liposarcoma in the intraluminal ureter. She underwent a left nephroureterectomy for symptomatic palliation. Pathologic study revealed high-grade liposarcoma. Despite negative surgical margins, the tumor rapidly recurred, leading to death only 4 months after surgery. This case highlights the aggressive nature of liposarcoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035
Number of pages1
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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