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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)

    Institution

    Department of Medical Oncology, Institut Català d'Oncologia L'Hospitalet, Hospital Duran i Reynals, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. garciadelmuro@iconcologia.net

    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