Front Oncol 2022 6;12:873323. Epub 2022 Jun 6.
Department of Orthopedics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Background: Although clinicians and patients with extremity bone and soft tissue (EBST) are increasingly interested in limb salvage surgery (LSS), because of the minimal damage to physical appearance and function, however, there is still a lack of large-scale population studies on whether LSS improves the prognosis of patients.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the survival of patients with EBST sarcomas after receiving LSS and amputation.
Methods: To conduct the population-based study, we identified 6,717 patients with a histologically diagnosed bone sarcoma and 24,378 patients with a histologically diagnosed soft tissue sarcoma from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Read More