Functional Outcomes Following Limb Sparing Surgery for Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Pre-Operative Radiotherapy
1. Diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma with histopathologic confirmation.
2. Treatment protocol that includes pre-operative radiation therapy.
3. Treatment protocol that includes limb-sparing surgical resection.
4. Patient has received MD Anderson Cancer Center multidisciplinary care.
5. Patient must be at least three years post-operative.
1. Previous radiotherapy to the local site.
2. Presence of regional or distant metastases.
3. Major medical co-morbidities (eg. cerebrovascular accident, congestive heart failure,
concurrent malignancy) or disabilities unrelated to treatment for soft tissue
Type of Study:
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Endpoints for this study will be anatomic site, histological subtype, primary wound closure, wound complication type, need for secondary operation and type of secondary operation.
Outcome Time Frame:
Charles E. Butler, MD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Limb Sparing Surgery
- Toronto Extremity Salvage Score
- Quality of Life
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