The number of pulmonary metastases

Influence on practice and outcome

Mariano García-Yuste, Stephen Cassivi, Cristian Paleru

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Abstract

From 1940 to the mid-1960s, pulmonary metastasectomy was performed infrequently and only in selected cases. Although the number of nodules was not considered a contraindication to resection, patients with bilateral disease were believed to have a poor prognosis and, thus, were not considered for operation. Later in 1970, metastasectomy was being undertaken with more liberal indications with respect to numbers being removed. It must be borne in mind that the number of metastases is a reflection of the degree of dissemination of the cancer, although in current practice, the presence of multiple metastases is not a contraindication to metastasectomy in either epithelial cancers or sarcomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume5
Issue number6 SUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

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Keywords

  • Advanced cancer
  • Multiple pulmonary metastases
  • Pulmonary metastasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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