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Long term survival in non-encapsulated primary liposarcoma of the mediastinum.
  1. R G Grewal,
  2. K Prager,
  3. J H Austin,
  4. H Rotterdam
  1. Department of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032.


    An elderly woman presented with dyspnoea secondary to extensive mediastinal invasion by a primary well differentiated liposarcoma of the mediastinum. Five years after partial resection and postoperative radiotherapy (45 Gy) she is alive and well. To our knowledge, long term survival has not previously been reported for a non-encapsulated mediastinal liposarcoma treated by incomplete resection and subsequent radiation therapy.

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