Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: A Concern in Inguinal Hernia Repair.

Lechner, M, Borhanian, K, Mitterwallner, S, Bittner, R, Klieser, E, Köhler, G, Emmanuel, K and Mayer, F (2019) Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma: A Concern in Inguinal Hernia Repair. JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 23 (1). ISSN 1938-3797

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Background and Objectives The goal of the study was to evaluate retroperitoneal sarcomas with continuous growth into the scrotum through the inguinal canal with regard to diagnostic approach, surgical treatment, and outcome. The analysis is based on a comprehensively documented case and a complete systematic review of published literature. Potential pitfalls are highlighted. Methods We describe the case of a 57-year-old male Caucasian who presented with a swelling in the right groin. Suspecting a scrotal hernia, transabdominal preperitoneal plasty surgery was planned but intraoperatively a large retroperitoneal mass was revealed. After computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging, a complete resection of the tumor was performed. Ten previously published cases describing the same pathology were retrieved from the PubMed database and analyzed systematically in a complete literature review. Results Histology showed a well-differentiated liposarcoma with tumor-free resection margins. Twenty-two months postoperatively, the patient is in complete clinical remission. Conclusion Preoperative clinical suspicion of retroperitoneal involvement is paramount for developing of a surgical strategy and in unclear cases demands extended preoperative diagnostic workup. Following the appropriate patient management is crucial to prognosis.
Item Type: Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Allgemeinchirurgie mit Viszeralchirurgie
Depositing User: Prof. Reinhold Fuegger
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2020 08:59

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