Long-term results with resection of radiation-induced soft tissue sarcomas.

  title={Long-term results with resection of radiation-induced soft tissue sarcomas.},
  author={Charles H. Cha and Christina R. Antonescu and May Lynn Quan and Sandip Maru and Murray F. Brennan},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={239 6},
  pages={903-9; discussion 909-10}
INTRODUCTION Radiation therapy is increasingly used as adjuvant treatment of many childhood and adult malignancies. Radiation-induced sarcoma is a well recognized if uncommon event. The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence and long-term outcome for patients who develop radiation-induced sarcomas. METHODS From July 1982 to December 2001, 4884 adult patients with sarcoma were admitted and treated at our institution and recorded in a prospective database. There were 123 (2.5… CONTINUE READING


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