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Table 2 Summary of study group patient data

From: High incidence of metastatic disease in primary high grade and large extremity soft tissue sarcomas treated without chemotherapy

  Radiotherapy
  preoperative Postoperative
cases 8 33
mean age (years) 40 ± 8.4 47 ± 3.1
sex   
male 2 23
female 6 10
tumour size (cm) 11.8 (8–19) 12.0 (8.5–20)
AJCC stage III 8 33
resection margin   
marginal 4 (50%) 18 (55%)
wide 4 (50%) 15 (45%)
elapsed time from biopsy to tumour resection (days) 7.8 (5–11) 8.5 (5–14)
site   
proximal upper extremitiy 2 5
distal upper extremity 1 1
proximal lower extremitiy 5 24
distal lower extremity 0 3