Local recurrence of disease after unplanned excisions of high-grade soft tissue sarcomas.

@article{Potter2008LocalRO,
  title={Local recurrence of disease after unplanned excisions of high-grade soft tissue sarcomas.},
  author={Benjamin Kyle Potter and Sheila Conway Adams and John David Pitcher and H. Thomas Temple},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 12},
  pages={3093-100}
}
UNLABELLED Unplanned excisions of soft tissue sarcomas occur with alarming frequency and result in high rates of residual disease, potentially affecting patient prognosis. To determine if unplanned excisions and residual disease status at tumor bed excision increased local recurrence rates and predicted disease-specific patient survival, we retrospectively reviewed 203 consecutive patients with high-grade soft tissue sarcomas treated operatively and followed for at least 2 years (mean, 4.8… CONTINUE READING