How is fibrosarcoma treated?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ian D Dickey, MD, FRCSC, LMCC; Chief Editor: Omohodion (Odion) Binitie, MD  more...
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To obtain local control, surgical resection with a cuff of normal tissue (wide margins) and reconstruction of the subsequent defect are necessary.

Surgical treatment (including biopsy) of fibrosarcoma should not proceed unless complete patient care is available. Complete care includes biopsy and interpretation of biopsy findings, access to oncologists and radiation oncologists, and definitive resection.

Fibrosarcomas should be removed by trained orthopedic oncologists who can provide a state-of-the-art treatment program; this would involve a team of well-trained specialists with advanced experience in treating these tumors.


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