Refractory Cough as a Remote Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma
Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is often asymptomatic but sometimes attention is drawn to the neoplasm due to clinical manifestations. These include fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea or vomiting due to pressure or hypoglycemia related to paraneoplastic disease. We present a rare case of a massive retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting with refractory dry cough. The patient underwent resection of the mass with complete resolution of her cough. Histopathological examination of the mass demonstrated a well-differentiated tumor with myxomatous features. No evidence of metastatic disease to the lungs was observed. This case points to the need for a thorough and careful evaluation of unexplained cough.
Hasan, Adey; Kapila, Aaysha; Barklow, Thomas; Youngberg, George; Krishnaswamy, Guha; and Guha, Bhuvana. 2013. Refractory Cough as a Remote Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma. Current Cancer Therapy Reviews. Vol.9(2). 147-150. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573394711309020007 ISSN: 1573-3947