Historical perspectives and future directions in the surgical management of retroperitoneal sarcoma.

Tseng WW, Seo HJ, Pollock RE, Gronchi A
J Surg Oncol 117 7-11 01/01/2018

Abstract

Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RPS) have fascinated and intrigued physicians both past and present. Operative mortality rates were historically very high and complete resection was not possible for the majority of patients until only the last 2 decades. More recently, changes to the surgical approach and clinical decision-making in RPS have improved patient outcomes. With select integration of nonsurgical therapies, continued RPS-specific research, and ongoing collaborative efforts among major referral centers, the future appears promising.

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