, Volume 456, Issue 2, pp 167-179
Date: 18 Aug 2009

Well-differentiated and dedifferentiated liposarcomas

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Abstract

Atypical lipomatous tumor or well-differentiated liposarcoma (ALT-WDLPS) and dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) share the same basic genetic abnormality characterized by a simple genomic profile with a 12q14–15 amplification involving MDM2 gene. These tumors are the most frequent LPS. This paper reviews the molecular pathology, general clinical and imaging features, histopathology, new diagnostic tools, and prognosis of ALT-WDLPS and DDLPS.