J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1969 Dec;4(4):15-18. 10.4055/jkoa.1969.4.4.15.

A Case of Liposarcoma


A case of soft tissue liposarcoma developed on the calf region of right lower leg is reported. The case was a 2 year-old girl who complained marked swelling, pain and tenderness over the posterior aspect of the right leg for 4 months. Roentgenological study revealed marked enlargement of the soft tissue in calf region with marked periosteal elevation and pressure erosion of tibia and fibula. Above knee amputation of the affected leg was performed. The mass measured 10 cm. × 9 cm. in size and cut surface appeared to be white gray colored and central necrosis which was surrounded with fatty tissue. The diagnosis was confirmed as soft tissue liposarcoma (Pleomorphic type) by microscopic examination.

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