Impact of residual disease after "unplanned excision" of primary localized adult soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities: evaluation of 452 cases at a single Institution.

@article{Bianchi2017ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of residual disease after "unplanned excision" of primary localized adult soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities: evaluation of 452 cases at a single Institution.},
  author={Giuseppe Bianchi and Andrea Sambri and Silvia Cammelli and Andrea Galuppi and Annalisa Cortesi and Alberto Righi and Emilia Caldari and Stefano Ferrari and Davide Maria Donati},
  journal={Musculoskeletal surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={
          243-248
        }
}
BACKGROUND Soft tissue sarcomas are often inappropriately excised; it is, however, still a matter of debate whether the presence of residual disease in the re-excision specimen can affect patients' prognosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of re-excision after unplanned surgery of primary soft tissue sarcomas (STS) of the extremities. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 452 adults with grade 2-3, localized STS (349 primary and 103 unplanned excisions… CONTINUE READING