The role of surgical margin status in retroperitoneal sarcoma
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2008
Copyright © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Surgical Oncology
Special Issue: The Importance of Margins in Surgery
Volume 98, Issue 8, pages 607–610, 15 December 2008
How to Cite
Anaya, D. A., Lev, D. C. and Pollock, R. E. (2008), The role of surgical margin status in retroperitoneal sarcoma. J. Surg. Oncol., 98: 607–610. doi: 10.1002/jso.21031
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 FEB 2008
- Manuscript Received: 20 FEB 2008
- retroperitoneal sarcoma;
- incomplete resection;
- local recurrence
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. J. Surg. Oncol. 2008;98:607–610. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.