Metastasectomy for limited metastases from soft tissue sarcoma

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dc.contributor.author Pisters, Peter
dc.contributor.author Abdalla, Eddie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-10T09:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-10T09:35:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2002
dc.date.issued 2015-11-10
dc.identifier.issn 1527-2729 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2509
dc.description.abstract The development of metastatic soft tissue sarcoma (American Joint Committee on Cancer stage IV) is associated with a poor prognosis. Surgical resection of isolated solitary or multiple metastases is the only curative treatment; all other forms of treatment are considered palliative. As with all surgical procedures, patient selection is important to maximize the clinical benefit of metastasectomy and to minimize the risk for treatment-related morbidity. Over the past decade, nonresectional ablative approaches have been developed to manage visceral metastatic disease. These ablative procedures include cryosurgery, radiofrequency tumor ablation, and alcohol injection. All such procedures are considered investigational; outcome should be compared to that achievable with traditional surgical metastasectomy. The optimal sequence of treatments and role for perioperative (combined with metastasectomy) chemotherapy are unknown. Given the potential curative nature of metastasectomy, all patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcoma should be evaluated for the possibility of surgical resection. Patients with good performance status who have radiographically resectable disease should be considered for metastasectomy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Metastasectomy for limited metastases from soft tissue sarcoma en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100945 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Current Treatment Options in Oncology en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 497-505 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11864-002-0069-1
dc.identifier.ctation Abdalla, E. K., & Pisters, P. W. (2002). Metastasectomy for limited metastases from soft tissue sarcoma. Current treatment options in oncology, 3(6), 497-505. en_US
dc.author.email eddie.abdalla@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11864-002-0069-1

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