Surgical therapy has been the accepted method for management of most soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities, although it has been associated frequently with local treatment failure. Even when local control was achieved, over 50% of the patients with soft tissue sarcomas eventually developed and succumbed to distant metastases of their disease. Therefore, single modality therapy for soft tissue sarcomas by operation alone results in an unacceptably high incidence of treatment failure. Fortunately, new adjuvant treatment techniques have been developed that seem to have activity against these neoplasms. It is the purpose of this article to discuss our experience with a number of these techniques.
|Number of pages
|Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
|Published - Feb 1978
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine