Liposarcoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is liposarcoma?

How is liposarcoma classified?

What are the biologic forms of liposarcoma?

What is the pathophysiology of liposarcoma?

What causes liposarcoma?

What is the prevalence of liposarcoma in the US?

What is the global prevalence of liposarcoma?

What is the racial predilection of liposarcoma?

What is the sexual predilection of liposarcoma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of liposarcoma?

What is the prognosis of liposarcoma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of liposarcoma?

What are the signs and symptoms of liposarcoma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of liposarcoma?

What complications are associated with liposarcoma?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of liposarcoma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Liposarcoma?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of liposarcoma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of liposarcoma?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of liposarcoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of liposarcoma?

How is liposarcoma staged?

Treatment

How is liposarcoma treated?

What is the role of trabectedin (Yondelis) in the treatment of liposarcoma?

What is the role of eribulin (Halaven) in the treatment of liposarcoma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of liposarcoma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with liposarcoma?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Antimicrotubular are used in the treatment of Liposarcoma?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Alkylating are used in the treatment of Liposarcoma?