Factors associated with acute and chronic wound complications

     in patients with soft tissue sarcoma with long-term follow-up


In a cohort of patients treated for soft tissue sarcoma (STS) with modern radiotherapy (RT) and surgical techniques, experts assessed the rates of acute and chronic wound complications and related factors. They identified all adult nonmetastatic patients treated for STS at a single institution between 2006 and 2015 with a minimum 1-year follow-up. In these patients, the rate of acute wound complications was 22.1%. In STS patients, numerous factors linked to acute and chronic wound complications, including the timing of RT, tumor site, and reconstruction use, were found. Results demonstrated the probable correlation between development of acute wound complications with a higher risk of chronic wound complications … read more