Type and Incidence of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Korea: 2001-2007

Title
Type and Incidence of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Korea: 2001-2007
Author(s)
최준혁최경운[최경운]강혜윤[강혜윤]구헤수[구헤수]권미선[권미선]김수진[김수진]김영실[김영실]김철환[김철환]박용구[박용구]박혜림[박혜림]백승삼[백승삼]유진영[유진영]이안희[이안희]이재혁[이재혁]강규윤[강규윤]이혜경[이혜경]주영채[주영채]김동훈[김동훈]김미정[김미정]
Keywords
PROGNOSTIC-FACTORS; EXTREMITY; SURVIVAL; SERIES; GRADE; NECK; HEAD
Issue Date
201112
Publisher
KOREAN SOCIETY PATHOLOGISTS
Citation
KOREAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, v.45, no.6, pp.557 - 563
Abstract
Background: The Korean Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists conducted a nationwide retrospective analysis of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) to provide the clinicopathologic characteristics of STS within the population of the Republic of Korea. Methods: The cases of STS were collected during a 7-year period (2001-2007) from 19 institutes in Korea. All cases were classified according to the histologic criteria proposed by the World Health Organization. Clinicopathologic data were reviewed. Results: Data from 722 patients (median age, 50 years) were collected. Data showed a slight male predominance. The most frequent types of STS in decreasing order were liposarcoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, leiomyosarcoma, and synovial sarcoma. STS occurred throughout the body, although approximately half (47.8%) were located in the extremities. The majority of STS was histologically classified as high grade with a large tumor size (> 5 cm). The overall survival rate for the patients was 76.3% (median follow-up time, 26 months; range, 1 to 89 months). Histologic grade, tumor size, American Joint Committee on Cancer stage, tumor site, and resection status were prognostic. Significant independent adverse prognostic factors were large tumor size (> 5 cm) and tumor site other than extremities. Conclusions: We reported the distribution and characteristics of STS in the Republic of Korea.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/24205http://dx.doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2011.45.6.557
ISSN
1738-1843
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