Characterized by its small round cells, signet ring lipoblasts and/or a significant vascular pattern, myxoid liposarcoma is a malignant tumor that generally occurs in adults. They are similar to round cell liposarcomes in terms of their genetic translocation. They are the second most commonly occurring type of liposarcomas, accounting for around 30-35 % of all liposarcomas. Generally they are found within the thigh muscles, situated in the soft tissues of the proximal extremities. Sometimes they may occur in the retroperitoneal areas. Children may also be affected by them, in some cases.
HOW IS MYXOID LIPOSARCOMA DIAGNOSED?
In case of the myxoid liposarcoma, scientists have not noted any predisposition in terms of gender.