This chapter is a personal review of surgical treatment carried out for bronchial carcinoma, which accounted for 41% of the operations performed during 33 years of thoracic surgical practice. The results have been analysed to show the changes which have occurred in the age and sex distribution and in the variety of operations performed. It is interesting to note, comparing other large surgical series reported over the same period, the remarkable similarity in the long-term results irrespective of the country or surgical unit concerned.
KeywordsSmall Cell Carcinoma Pulmonary Resection Hospital Death Bronchogenic Carcinoma Bronchopleural Fistula
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