Resectability and survival in retroperitoneal sarcomas

  title={Resectability and survival in retroperitoneal sarcomas},
  author={PhD Dr. Constantine P. Karakousis and Augustine F. Velez and BA RobertGerstenbluth and BA DeborahL.Driscoll},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Background: Retroperitoneal sarcomas historically have presented difficulties in their management due to a high rate of unresectability, which affects the survival of these patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 87 consecutive patients with retroperitoneal sarcomas treated in the period 1977–1994. Results: The resectability rate was 100% for the primary tumors (n=55) and 87% for the locally recurrent tumors (n=32). The 5-year survival rate was 63% (66% for the primary… CONTINUE READING


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