In this two-centre retrospective study the authors aimed to assess association of major vascular resections with outcome of primary LPS. They found that 5% of patients in their series had vascular resection. Vascular resection was associated with longer operative time, greater need for transfusions and was burdened by a higher rate of major complications. It was also independently associated with higher risk of local recurrence, distant metastases and death which may be a reflection of more aggressive biology.
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