Chirurgie des sarcomes rétropéritonéaux

Translated title of the contribution: Surgery of retroperitoneal sarcomas

S. Bonvalot, D. Vanel, A. Le Cesne, P. Terrier, C. Le Péchoux

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Retroperitoneal sarcomas comprise approximately 15% of all soft tissue sarcomas and 50% of all retroperitoneal tumours. Helical CT of the abdomen and pelvis, with selective use of MRI will establish the extent of the tumour, its retroperitoneal location, the degree of necrosis, and the evidence of metastasis. A CT guided core needle biopsy is the optimal pre operative tissue sampling. A complete surgical resection is the mainstay of the treatment with a rim of normal tissue that often requires removal of adjacent organs. The 5-year probability of local control is approximately 50%. The role of adjuvant therapy is evolving and at present should not be used outside the investigational setting.

Translated title of the contributionSurgery of retroperitoneal sarcomas
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


  • Retroperitoneal sarcomas
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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