Medline ® Abstract for Reference 37
of 'Clinical features, evaluation, and treatment of retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma'
The role of surgical margin status in retroperitoneal sarcoma.
Anaya DA, Lev DC, Pollock RE
J Surg Oncol. 2008;98(8):607.
Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) represent approximately 15% of all soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Clinical and prognostic features as well as oncologic outcomes are well known in this group of patients. Post-operative margin status specifically, is a major predictor of local and distant recurrence and survival. The purpose of this review is to define complete resection as it applies to RPS and evaluate its effect on future outcomes in these patients.
Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. email@example.com