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Surgical 'damage control' treatment of a large retroperitoneal liposarcoma encasing a horseshoe kidney

7 Jul 2008
B Andreoni, A Chiappa, U Pace, E Bertani, F Verweij, F Orsi, G Petralia, M Tullii, M Venturino, G Pelosi

Damage control is a surgical strategy for severely compromised trauma patients based on speed control of life-threatening injuries that aims to rapidly resuscitate patients in an intensive care unit (ICU). We report on the use of such therapeutic strategy in a patient affected by a retroperitoneal sarcoma concomitant to a horseshoe kidney, a relatively rare anatomical malformation.

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