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Atypical and malignant lipomatous lesions of the head and neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7917199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although liposarcoma is the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, the incidence of liposarcoma of the head and neck is low. There are only 83 reported cases of head and neck liposarcoma. We report four cases of atypical and malignant lipomatous lesions of the head and neck and discuss their histologic classification and treatment implications. The histologic nature of liposarcoma is correlated clinically with treatment outcome. Recently, many authors have adopted the term atypical lipoma to describe well-differentiated lipomatous lesions in superficial extremity locations because of their tendency toward local recurrence only, without metastases or patient mortality. Although we accept the classification atypical lipoma for superficial, well-differentiated lesions, we believe that histologically similar lesions in nonsuperficial locations in the head and neck are best designated "well-differentiated liposarcoma."
M G Stewart; M R Schwartz; B R Alford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0886-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Otolaryngol. Head Neck Surg.     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-04     Completed Date:  1994-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-03-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603209     Medline TA:  Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1151-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology
Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
Lipoma / pathology*
Liposarcoma / pathology*
Middle Aged
Parotid Neoplasms / pathology
Pharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology

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