The role of surgical margin status in retroperitoneal sarcoma

Daniel A. Anaya, Dina C. Lev, Raphael E. Pollock

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Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) represent approximately 15% of all soft tissue sarcomas (STS). Clinical and prognostic features as well as oncologic outcomes are well known in this group of patients. Post-operative margin status specifically, is a major predictor of local and distant recurrence and survival. The purpose of this review is to define complete resection us it applies to RPS and evaluate its effect on future outcomes in these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Incomplete resection
  • Local recurrence
  • Margins
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma


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