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Current concepts for management of soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities.

First Department of Orthopaedics, ATTIKON University Hospital, University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wide resection and limb-salvage surgery remain the gold standard for the management of patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities. Innovations in understanding tumor biology and limb-salvage techniques have led amputation rates to decline. Radiation therapy and novel chemotherapy agents and dosing regimens are supplementing oncology-related surgical treatment. A multidisciplinary team approach with input from oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, and orthopaedic and plastic surgeons is necessary for the management of patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities.

PMID: 18851808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]