What is Lipoma Like Liposarcoma?Lipoma like liposarcomas resembles long existing lipomas (fat cell tumors). They often cause difficulty in making diagnosis and treatment when radiological (like CT- scan, MRI, ultrasonography, X-ray) and histopathological investigations are done to make a diagnosis due to their resemblance with lipomas. Most common sites for the development or origination of lipoma-like liposarcoma are all sides of the thighs, abdomen, lower legs, and arms.
Signs and SymptomsPatients having lipoma- like sarcoma may suffer from the following signs and symptoms.
- A palpable (touchable) mass.
- In most of the cases of lipoma-like sarcoma, tumor masses are asymptomatic ( does not show symptoms of pain and ulceration)
- Swelling of the tumor or tumor region.
- Swelling with sciatica (sciatic nerve pain that effects one side of the body, the pain goes from hip to the lower leg).