Retroperitoneal sarcomas: grade and survival.

  title={Retroperitoneal sarcomas: grade and survival.},
  author={Toni Ferrario and Constantine P. Karakousis},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={138 3},
BACKGROUND The survival of patients with retroperitoneal sarcomas depends on the feasibility of complete resection and the grade of the tumor. HYPOTHESIS A high rate of complete resection, wide rather than local excision when feasible, and a policy of prompt reoperation for local recurrence all improve survival. METHODS A review of 130 consecutive patients with retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcomas (1977-2001). RESULTS The complete resectability rate was 95%, being 99% (78/79) for the… CONTINUE READING
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