Giant recurrent retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting as a recurrent inguinal hernia

  • Ajay H. Bhandarwar | abhandarwar@gmail.com Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
  • Girish D. Bakhshi Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
  • Ashok D. Borisa Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
  • Sachin S. Shenoy Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
  • Channabasappa G. Kori Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
  • Sameer Vora Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

Abstract

Retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting as an inguinal hernia is a rare entity. We present the first case of Giant recurrent liposarcoma presenting as a recurrent inguinal hernia in a 40-year-old male. Physical examination showed an irreducible lump in the right inguinal region and a scar in the right lumbar and right inguinal region. Computed tomography (CT) scan of abdomen revealed it to be a retro peritoneal mass extending into the right inguinal region along and involving the cord structures. Wide local excision of the tumour with right orchidectomy and inguinal hernioplasty was performed. Histo-pathology confirmed it to be a liposarcoma. Patient received postoperative radio therapy. Follow up of two years has shown him to be disease free. Retroperitoneal liposarcoma can grow along cord structures into the inguinal canal and mimic an irreducible indirect inguinal hernia.

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Ajay H. Bhandarwar, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
PROFESSOR & UNIT HEAD,
Girish D. Bakhshi, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Associate Professor
Ashok D. Borisa, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Assisstant Professor
Sachin S. Shenoy, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Chief Resident
Channabasappa G. Kori, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Chief Resident
Sameer Vora, Division of GI, HPB and Minimal Access Surgery, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Chief Resident
Published
2011-11-30
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Recurrent, Liposarcoma, Inguinal Hernia
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How to Cite
Bhandarwar, A., Bakhshi, G., Borisa, A., Shenoy, S., Kori, C., & Vora, S. (2011). Giant recurrent retroperitoneal liposarcoma presenting as a recurrent inguinal hernia. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e130. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e130