Salivary glands

Topic Completed: 1 September 2012

Revised: 25 March 2019

Copyright: 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Liposarcoma salivary

Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D.
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Cite this page: Handra-Luca A Liposarcoma. website. Accessed January 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Rare in oral cavity or salivary glands; metastases must be excluded
  • Median age 51 years, range 30 - 70 years; no childhood cases, no gender preference
  • Better prognosis than at other sites - may recur but no metastases or deaths due to disease (Mod Pathol 2002;15:1020)
Case reports
  • Complete excision and careful followup
Gross description
  • Mean 4.2 cm (1.5 - 6.0 cm)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well differentiated, myxoid, dedifferentiated or pleomorphic
  • Increased lipoblasts
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Head and neck liposarcomas, not necessarily salivary glands

Metastatic myxoid liposarcoma to parotid

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