The incidence of liposarcomas in the head and neck region is extremely low. Treatment of choice is radical surgery. However, in the head and neck region, complete eradication is not always possible. The biological indolent character of some sarcomas justify a macroscopic radical and organ-sparing technique. This article describes a patient with a liposarcoma of the upper oesophagussfincter in which a multistage flexible endoscopic debulking is performed.

Autonomy, Head and neck tumors, Liposarcoma, Organ preservation, Radical resection
Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Veder, L.L, Haringsma, J, Dees, J, & van der Velden, L.A. (2010). When radical surgery is too radical! [Als radicale chirurgie te radicaal is!]. Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Keel- Neus- Oorheelkunde, 16(1), 22–25. Retrieved from