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Table 3 Combined therapy related complications

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

Complication preoperative group postoperative group total
Wound healing disorder 2 3 5
Pathological fracture 0 2 2
Lymph edema 1 3 4
  1. Wound healing disorders had to be treated by surgery in 25% in the preoperative radiation group and in 9% in the postoperative radiation group (p = 0.22, chi square). Pathological fractures following irradiation were only present in the postoperative group (6%). A lymph edema occurred in 12.5% (preoperative group) and 9% (postoperative group).