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Investig Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Dec;21(4):252-258. English. Case Report.
Ahn T , Lee YH , Lee GM , Kim YR , Yoon KH .
Department of Radiology, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea.
Imaging Science Research Center, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea.

Primary mesenteric liposarcoma is rare. It is difficult to make an accurate preoperative diagnosis of the myxoid type of liposarcoma by using imaging such as ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) due to the very small amount of fat that is located in the tumor. We report a case of primary myxoid liposarcoma of the mesentery which was difficult to differentiate from other solid mesenteric tumors with a myxoid component such as low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma, myxoid leiomyosarcoma or myxoma. Use of chemical shift magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to detect small fat components and its cystic appearance with solid components on the MR images can be useful to differentiate myxoid liposarcoma from the other mesenteric tumors with a myxoid component.

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