What is Myxoid Round Cell Liposarcoma?Myxoid Round cell liposarcoma is high-grade cancer that originates from the fat-storing cells of the body. The most common affected sites are the muscles and deep tissues of the arms, legs particularly thighs.
Disease EpidemiologyIt is the second most common soft tissue cancer and makes approximately 30% of all soft tissue cancers. The average age of development of myxoid round cell liposarcoma is 20-40 years. It is very rare in children under 10 years of age.
Disease EtiologyThere is no well-known cause, but a prior history of trauma or trauma is a risk factor for the development of a tumor in the affected area in the future. Signs and symptoms
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Most of the small myxoid round cell tumors are painless
- A palpable (felt able) lump or mass under the skin
- Large myxoid tumors can cause pain or disturbance in the function of the organ.
- In advanced stages they can cause nausea, weight loss, night sweats and fever
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis these are
- Diagnostic imaging techniques such as USG, CT-scan, MRI, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy
- Histo-pathological examination