What are the ESMO diagnostic guidelines for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) of the extremities, superficial trunk, or head and neck?

Updated: Sep 02, 2018
  • Author: Steven C Katz, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edwin Choy, MD, PhD  more...
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Overall, the ESMO guidelines are in agreement with NCCN. [6] It is critical that biopsies be planned in conjunction with an expert surgeon experienced in STS management. A poorly planned needle or incisional biopsy may compromise subsequent definitive surgery, in that full resection of the prior biopsy site or tract will be required.


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