Title

Refractory Cough as a Remote Manifestation of Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2013

Description

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.

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