What is the global prevalence of liposarcoma?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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With an annual incidence of 2.5 cases per million population, liposarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma, accounting for approximately 17% of all soft tissue sarcomas and 3% of all liposarcomas in the head and neck region (usually the neck and the cheek). Oral involvement is rare; as of the year 2000, fewer than 50 oral cases had been reported. The trunk and the lower extremities are the most likely sites of tumor development.


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