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

William W Tseng, Hyun Jae Seo, Raphael E Pollock, Alessandro Gronchi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Disease Management
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/pathology
  • Sarcoma/pathology
  • Surgical Oncology/history
  • Treatment Outcome

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