December 28, 2014

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Liposarcoma is a malignant fat tissue abnormality that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma.  Typically, a Liposarcoma arises from the muscle fascia and very rarely from subcutaneous tissue.  Lipomas do not develop into Liposarcomas.  Clinically, a Liposarcoma enlarges over time and the most common anatomic area affected is the upper legs.  Adult males are the most common epidemiologic group affected.  Treatment involves wide excision and/or radiation treatment and/or chemotherapy.