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Table 7 Local recurrence: preoperative versus postoperative therapy group

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

  local recurrence
radiotherapy no Yes
postoperative 24 (70%) 9 (30%)
preoperative 7 (87.5%) 1 (12.5%)
total 31 (76%) 10 (24%)
  1. There was no statistical significance (p = 0.38, chi square) in local control between the two examined groups. Local recurrence was treated with limb sparing surgery (n = 6), salvage amputation (n = 2) and palliatively in 2 cases of previous multiple metastasis.