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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 39(10); 1996 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1996;39(10): 1730-4.
A Case of Liposarcoma Combined with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue
Myeong Gil Cheon, MD, Hee An, MD, and Jae Wook Eom, MD
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Pusan, Korea
설부에 발생한 편평상피세포암과 동반된 지방육종 1례
천명길 · 안 희 · 엄재욱
인제대학교 의과대학 부산백병원 이비인후과-두경부외과학교실

Liposarcoma is one of the most common malignant soft tissue tumors of adults. But, occurrence in the head and neck region is rare. Liposarcoma of oropharyngeal regions is exceeding rare. It should be noted that abundant adipose tissue is found in the head and neck region, especially in the orbit, neck, floor of the mouth, and cheek. Their silent, slow growth, submucosal or deep location, circumscription, and firm but resilient texture often suggest a diagnosis of a cyst or benign soft tissue neoplasm. The clinical behavior of liposarcoma closely reflects variable microscopic appearance ; the well differentiated forms are the low grade malignancy and are slow to metastasis, but the poorly differentiated ones are often highly aggressive in behavior, they tend to recur and produce metastasis in high percent of cases. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice, but postoperative radiotherapy has been advocated. Recently, the authors were experienced a case of liposarcoma combined with squamous cell carcinoma arising in tongue, so reported with review of literatures.

Keywords: LiposarcomaTongue.
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