What is Inflammatory Liposarcoma?
Inflammatory liposarcoma is a derivative of well-differentiated liposarcoma (soft tissue cancer). Inflammatory liposarcoma is composed of a mixture of white blood cells, histiocytes (phagocytic cells), fat cells, and stromal cells. It can develop anywhere in the body but most commonly it develops in the abdomen (retroperitoneum), deep soft tissues of the thighs, around the testes, and behind the chest.
Disease Etiology (Cause)
There is no exact well-known cause is found. Certain genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of the Tumor.
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms vary according to the development site of the tumour. Below are the signs and symptoms of the retroperitoneal inflammatory liposarcoma. Retroperitoneum is an abdominal cavity or space behind the peritoneum. The peritoneum is a protective membrane that protects the abdominal organs like intestines, stomach, spleen, and pancreas.
- A lump or mass in the abdomen which is usually painless
- The tumour grows slowly and gradually
- Pain in the abdomen in advance cases of the tumour
- Abdominal swelling
The following are the Sign and symptoms of the scrotal inflammatory liposarcoma.
- Swelling of the scrotum
- Lump or mass in the scrotum
- Pain in the scrotum
B or systemic symptoms will be present in advance cases where the tumour is spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. These are;
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
Definite diagnostic tests to diagnose the liposarcoma tumours are tumour biopsy and histopathology, Fine needle aspiration cytology, and cytogenetic study of the specimen. Radiological techniques like CT scan, MRI, USG, and X-ray also recommended locating the size and site of the tumour.
For the tumour which is not widespread, wide local surgical excision of the tumour is the most effective treatment option. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are the treatment options for tumours that spread to the distant parts of the body and not confined to its site of origin.
What Support can we Give for Inflammatory Liposarcoma?
Inflammatory Liposarcoma is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Inflammatory Liposarcoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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