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SEOM clinical guidelines for the management of adult soft tissue sarcomas.

Abstract

Soft tissue sarcomas are uncommon tumors of mesenchimal cell origin. Criteria for suspicion is a soft tissue mass that is increasing in size, and has a size greater than 5 cm or is located under the deep fascia. Diagnosis and management of these patients should preferably be performed by a specialist multidisciplinary team in a referral center. Assessment of a patient with a suspect of sarcoma should include magnetic resonance and biopsy performed prior to surgery. Primary local therapy for patients with localized sarcoma is based on wide surgical resection with a tumor-free tissue margin, in association in most cases with radiotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy constitutes an option that could be considered in high-risk sarcomas of the extremities. When metastasis are present, surgery of pulmonary lesions, in some selected patients, and chemotherapy are current available options.

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  • Authors

    García del Muro Solans X, Martín Broto J, Lianes Barragán P, Cubedo Cervera R, SEOM (Spanish Society of Clinical Oncology)

    Source

    Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico 14:7 2012 Jul pg 541-4

    MeSH

    Adult
    Algorithms
    Decision Trees
    Humans
    Medical Oncology
    Neoplasm Metastasis
    Neoplasm Staging
    Practice Guidelines as Topic
    Sarcoma
    Spain

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Practice Guideline

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22721800