Published online Feb 21, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i7.1157
Revised: July 2, 2005
Accepted: July 20, 2005
Published online: February 21, 2006
Primary liver liposarcoma is a rare disease. Because of its rarity, the knowledge of the clinical course, management, and prognosis of primary liver liposarcoma are all limited for clinicians. A 61-year-old female patient who suffered from a huge primary liposarcoma in the central portion of the liver had the clinical presentations of fever, nausea, vomiting, jaundice, and body weight loss. The huge tumor was resected successfully. However, the tumor recurred repeatedly and she had repeated hepatectomies to remove the tumor. The tumor became aggravating after repeated surgeries. Eventually, the patient had cervical spinal metastasis of liposarcoma and she survived for 26 months after liver liposarcoma was diagnosed. Although the tumor may become aggrava-ting after repeated surgeries, repeated hepatectomies are still the best policy to achieve a long-term survival for the patients.