International Journal of Academic Medicine

: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 44--46

Retroperitoneal sarcomas

Stanislaw P Stawicki 
 OPUS 12 Foundation, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Stanislaw P Stawicki
Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015

Retroperitoneal sarcomas (RS) are malignant tumors arising from mesenchymal cells, which are usually located in adipose, muscle, or connective tissue. RSs represent approximately 15% of all sarcomas and approximately 33–55% of all retroperitoneal tumors. The most common variants of RS include liposarcoma (40%), leiomyosarcoma (30%), and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (<10%). This article reviews the most important clinical characteristics of RSs, focusing on high-yield facts frequently encountered on standardized exams. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Patient care. Republished with permission from: Stawicki SP. Retroperitoneal sarcomas. OPUS 12 Scientist 2007;1(1):17.

How to cite this article:
Stawicki SP. Retroperitoneal sarcomas.Int J Acad Med 2017;3:44-46

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Stawicki SP. Retroperitoneal sarcomas. Int J Acad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];3:44-46
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