- Liposarcoma represents the second most common type of soft-tissue sarcoma, exceeded only by fibrous and fibrohistocytic malignancies.
- Liposarcoma accounts for 10%–35% of all soft-tissue sarcomas, and it has an estimated prevalence of 2.5 cases per million.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) Committee categorized soft-tissue liposarcomas into five types including:
- Well differentiated
 Imaging Findings
- Imaging findings of liposarcoma are frequently characteristic.
- Focal or diffuse areas of fat associated with nonlipomatous components are commonly detected on computed tomographic or magnetic resonance images.
- The appearance and morphologic relationship between these areas frequently allow identification of the specific histologic subtype of liposarcoma.
Patient #2: Myxoid liposarcoma
 See Also
 External Links
- Mark D. Murphey, Lynn K. Arcara, and Julie Fanburg-Smith. From the Archives of the AFIP: Imaging of Musculoskeletal Liposarcoma with Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. RadioGraphics 2005 25: 1371-1395.