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October 1968

Liposarcoma of the Neck

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, Throat Department, Royal Marsden Hospital, London. Dr. Stoller is now in Lakewood, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(4):419-422. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010421015

AMONG the many and differential diagnoses to be considered by the physician and surgeon when confronted with a "lump in the neck," one of the rarest is that of liposarcoma. The paucity of this tumor is exemplified by the fact that only four cases of liposarcoma of the head and neck were encountered in a population of 8½ million in southern England in the years 1958 to 1965. Recently a patient with this condition was treated in the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, and as many interesting features were encountered, it was thought that certain observations might be of value to other head and neck surgeons.

Report of a Case  A well developed, intelligent, 42-year-old white man, first noticed a small firm mass in the region of the lower right side of his neck in February 1966. His only complaint was that his throat

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