Author | Jason T. Wiseman, MD, MSPH

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Location, Location, Location: Approaches to Retroperitoneal Vascular Leiomyosarcoma

January 15, 2020

Sarcomas are relatively rare malignant tumors that arise from mesenchymal cells and therefore encompass a variety of histologies and can occur in any anatomic compartment. The incidence of sarcoma is estimated at 1% of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States annually. Approximately 15% of soft tissue sarcomas occur in the retroperitoneum, with about 1600 new retroperitoneal sarcoma cases diagnosed in the United States each year.