Soft tissue limb and trunk sarcomas: Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Marco Rastrelli, Saveria Tropea, Umberto Basso, Anna Roma, Marco Maruzzo, Carlo Riccardo Rossi

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This review focuses on epidemiology, aetiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, prognosis and follow-up of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) involving limbs and trunk. Any patient with a suspected STS should be referred to a specialized sarcoma centre and managed by a multidisciplinary group. The standard treatment is surgical excision followed by adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). Radiotherapy is recommended in patients with intermediate-or high-grade tumors, >5 cm of diameter or

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5251-5262
Number of pages12
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Chemotherapy
  • Follow-up
  • Limb perfusion
  • Metastatic disease
  • Radiotherapy
  • Review
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Medicine(all)


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