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Resection of retroperitoneal soft-tissue sarcoma involving the abdominal aorta
  1. Sergio Damián Quildrian1,
  2. Walter Sebastián Nardi1 and
  3. Michel David2
  1. 1Sarcoma and Melanoma Unit—General Surgery Department, Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. 2Vascular Surgery Department, Hospital Britanico de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sergio Damián Quildrian; squildrian{at}


Complete surgical resection of soft-tissue sarcomas (STSs) frequently requires complex multivisceral resections, which is the most important factor related to overall survival and local recurrence. Major vascular involvement is not rare in patients with primary retroperitoneal STSs. We present a 54-year-old woman with a retroperitoneal STS encasing the infrarenal abdominal aorta. The patient underwent complete oncological resection with vascular reconstruction using a bi-iliac vascular graft. Major blood vessel involvement is not a contraindication for STS surgery with a curative intent.

  • surgical oncology
  • vascular surgery

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  • Contributors SDQ and WSN involved in study concept and design, acquisition of data and drafting of the manuscript. SDQ, WSN and MD critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content. SDQ contributed to final version and final approval for publication. All authors read and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.