Clinical Implications of Retroperitoneal Sarcomas

  • Dionysis C. VorosEmail author
  • Theodosios C. Theodosopoulos


RPS account for approximately one-third of all retroperitoneal masses. Differential diagnosis, including lymphoma, testicular neoplasm, germ cell tumor, desmoids, functioning and nonfunctioning adrenal masses, renal tumor, pancreatic tumor, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor, should be considered. If visceral invasion is present, the differential should include tumors of these organs, and endoscopy with biopsy, if feasible, to evaluate for intraluminal evidence of involvement (e.g., stomach, duodenum, pancreas, colon), should be performed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dionysis C. Voros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Theodosios C. Theodosopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of Surgery, Aretaieion Hospital, Athens Medical SchoolAthens UniversityAthensGreece

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