Improved survival following complete excision of retroperitoneal sarcomas.

  title={Improved survival following complete excision of retroperitoneal sarcomas.},
  author={Patrick C. Mcgrath and James P. Neifeld and Walter Lawrence and Richard M Demay and Saul Kay and J S Horsley and Graham A. Parker},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={200 2},
Charts and slides of 47 patients with primary retroperitoneal sarcomas (excluding pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma) were reviewed to determine clinical presentation, histologic features, extent of surgical resection, operative morbidity and mortality, use of radiation and/or chemotherapy, and survival data. Most patients presented with pain and a palpable mass. Leiomyosarcomas and liposarcomas were the most common tumors. Eighteen of the 47 patients (38%) had complete tumor excision; 68% required… CONTINUE READING


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