Higher complications after previous external beam radiation for extremity soft-tissue sarcoma in the surgical treatment of a local recurrence: a comparative retrospective study of one hundred and three patients.


Orthopedic Surgery, Hopital Cochin, Paris, Île-de-France, France. [Email]


The use of adjuvant radiation in the treatment of soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) is equivocal in selected cases. Our objective was to compare the short-term outcomes in patients operated on for a local recurrence who had radiation for the primary tumour to those who were spared radiation.


Amputation,Radiotherapy,Soft tissue sarcoma,Surgical site infection,Wound complications,