Status of surgical margins and prognosis in adult soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities: a series of patients treated at a single institution.

@article{Gronchi2005StatusOS,
  title={Status of surgical margins and prognosis in adult soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities: a series of patients treated at a single institution.},
  author={Alessandro Gronchi and Paolo Giovanni Casali and Luigi Mariani and Rosalba Miceli and Marco Fiore and Salvatore Lo Vullo and Rossella Bertulli and Paola Collini and Laura Lozza and Patrizia Olmi and Juan Rosai},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={96-104}
}
PURPOSE To explore the prognostic effect of microscopic marginal status after surgery for extremity soft tissue sarcomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed 911 consecutive patients surgically treated throughout a 20-year span at a single referral center. Six hundred forty-two were first seen with a primary tumor, and 269, with a locally recurrent tumor. All patients underwent macroscopically complete resection. Microscopic marginal status was negative (tumor size > 1 mm) in 748 patients and… CONTINUE READING

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