Well-differentiated mesenteric liposarcoma: report of two cases.

Well-differentiated mesenteric liposarcoma: report of two cases.


  • Gaetano Poillucci Department of General Surgery, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3961-1904
  • Mauro Podda Department of Emergency Surgery, Cagliari University Hospital, Cagliari, Italy.
  • Adolfo Pisanu Department of Emergency Surgery, Cagliari University Hospital, Cagliari, Italy.
  • Carlos Augusto Gomes Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitário Terezinha de Jesus, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil.
  • Gaetano Gallo Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Salomone Di Saverio Department of Surgery, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.
  • Renato De Angelis Department of General Surgery, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Rome, Italy.


Well-differentiated liposarcoma, small bowel, mesentery, rare tumors.


Liposarcoma is a rare tumor that can be treated by surgery in the absence of distant metastases. Management of liposarcoma, including diagnosis and therapy, is challenging because it has no characteristic symptoms and no established effective treatment. Here, we report two rare cases of primary mesenteric liposarcoma. In the first case, the tumor caused small bowel obstruction, and the patient presented with abdominal distention and severe abdominal pain. The second case is an occasional finding that occurred during laparoscopic surgery for incisional hernia. Both patients underwent successful resection of the tumor. Histopathology found a well-differentiated liposarcoma in both cases.


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Case Reports: General Surgery and Miscellanea

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Poillucci G, Podda M, Pisanu A, Gomes CA, Gallo G, Di Saverio S, et al. Well-differentiated mesenteric liposarcoma: report of two cases. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 8 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];92(S1):e2022121. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/12010