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Pre-operative Assessment of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Bronchial Carcinoma

  • Peter Drings
  • Ingolf Vogt-Moykopf

Abstract

The prognosis and therapeutic approach to surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy in cases of bronchial carcinoma (Carr 1973; Carter 1979) are primarily determined by the size and histology of the tumour, and the general condition of the patient. On the neoplastic side the grade of malignancy, the tumour doubling time and evidence of vascular invasion are of importance. On the clinical side the age, sex and race of the patient are of significance, together with such symptoms as loss of weight, psychological disturbance or any other general disorder.

Keywords

Small Cell Carcinoma Pulmonary Arterial Pressure Pulmonary Resection Bronchogenic Carcinoma Breathing Exercise 
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  • Peter Drings
  • Ingolf Vogt-Moykopf

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