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.
- extended compartment resection
- retroperitoneal sarcoma
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