The importance of surgical margins in retroperitoneal sarcoma

Amanda Kirane, Aimee M. Crago

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Surgery is the "gold-standard" treatment for retroperitoneal sarcomas, but local recurrence is common, and can cause disease-related death. Complete gross resection is associated with improved survival, but debate exists as to whether resection of adjacent organs to improve margins or prescription of neoadjuvant radiation leads to better outcomes. This review summarizes data addressing prognostic value of margin, extent of surgery necessary to optimize treatment of retroperitoneal sarcomas, and role of histology in optimizing therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-276
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • extended compartment resection
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • liposarcoma
  • retroperitoneal sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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