Soft-tissue sarcomas of the hand: oncological outcome and prognostic factors.

  title={Soft-tissue sarcomas of the hand: oncological outcome and prognostic factors.},
  author={Akshyaya Pradhan and Yun Chung Cheung and Robert J Grimer and David Peake and Omar Al-Muderis and Joseph Meirion Thomas and Michael Smith},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={90 2},
We have investigated the oncological outcome of 63 patients with soft-tissue sarcomas of the hand managed at three major centres in the United Kingdom. There were 44 males and 19 females with a mean age of 45 years (11 to 92). The three most common diagnoses were synovial sarcoma, clear cell sarcoma and epithelioid sarcoma. Local excision was carried out in 45 patients (71%) and amputation in 18 (29%). All those treated by amputation had a wide margin of excision but this was only achieved in… CONTINUE READING


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