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What Is This Painful Thigh Mass in an Older Woman?
Tobe Momah, MD, MSc1 • Ewaenosa Ukponmwan, MD2
1Department of Family Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
2College of Medicine, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Momah T, Ukponmwan E. Atypical liposarcoma tumor of the left thigh. Consultant. 2021;61(7):e14-e15. doi:10.25270/con.2021.03.00013
Received October 8, 2020. Accepted January 18, 2021. Published online March 16, 2021.
The authors report no relevant financial relationships.
Tobe Momah, MD, MSc, Department of Family Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 764 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MI 39216 (email@example.com)
An 83-year-old woman presented to our clinic with abnormal swelling in the left thigh (Figure 1). The patient’s swelling had been present for more than 10 years and was progressively increasing in size. She had a medical history of dementia, hypertension, anemia, and type 2 diabetes and denied history of trauma to the left thigh or falls.
Figure 1. The patient had presented with progressive swelling in the left thigh.
She had undergone magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the left thigh without contrast, results of which showed a 39-cm fat-containing mass (Figure 2). The patient denied any pain in the left thigh but reported progressive and increased swelling at the site.
Figure 2. MRI scan showed a 39-cm fat-containing mass.
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