The Role of Surgery in Cancer Metastasis of the Lung: Results and Trends

  • L. Sunder-Plassmann
  • H. Dienemann
  • G. Heberer

Abstract

Until recently, the presence of lung metastases was generally believed to represent the final stage of a metastatic disease, in which the insignificant benefit from surgery would not justify its inherent risks [11]. Meanwhile, however, the benefit- risk ratio has changed dramatically, and furthermore, prognosis has been improved by chemotherapy. Today the final outcome of pulmonary surgery for lung metastases is dependent upon both total eradication of cancer tissue from the lung and the sensitivity of tumor cells to chemotherapy.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Sarcoma Osteogenic Sarcoma Teratoma Seminoma 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Cooper JD, Nelems JM, Pearson FG (1978) Extended indications for median sternotomy in patients requiring pulmonary resections. Ann Thorac Surg 26: 413–418PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    De Kernian JB, Berry D (1980) The diagnosis and treatment of renal cell carcinoma. Cancer 45: 1947–1968Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Johnston MR (1983) Median sternotomy for resection of pulmonary metastases. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 85: 516–520Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Mandelbaum J, Jaw PB, Einhorn LH, Williams StD, Rowland RG, Donohue JP (1983) The importance of one-stage median sternotomy and retroperitoneal node dissection in disseminated testicular cancer. Ann Thorac Surg 36: 524–527PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Mc Cormac PM, Martini N (1979) The changing role of surgery for pulmonary metastases. Ann Thorac Surg 28: 139–143CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Possinger K, Wagner H, Beck R, Staebler A, Schmid L, Vollmann B, Wilmanns W (1987) Prognosefaktoren beim Adenocarcinom der Niere. Rec Res Cancer Res (in press)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Regal AM, Hart T, Takita H (1982) Median sternotomy for resection of metastatic lung lesions. Abstracts XIV World Congress on Diseases of the chest, American College of Chest Physicians, Toronto, October 10–15, p 221Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Stelter WJ, Sunder-Plassmann L, Heberer G (1983) Lungenmetastasen — Stellenwert der Resektion im onkologischen Therapiekonzept. Chirurg 54: 513–520PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Sunder-Plassmann L, Ernst P, Heberer G (1986) Surgery of cancer metastatic to the lung: extended indications and results. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 34: 82CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Vogt-Moykopf J, Meyer G (1986) Surgical technique in operations on pulmonary metastasis. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 34: 76Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Vosschulte K (1962) Lunge. In: Hellner H, Nissen R, Vosschulte K (eds) Lehrbuch der Chirurgie. Thieme, Stuttgart, p 490Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Sunder-Plassmann
  • H. Dienemann
  • G. Heberer

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations