The Role of Surgery in Cancer Metastasis of the Lung: Results and Trends
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 . 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.
KeywordsAdenocarcinoma Sarcoma Osteogenic Sarcoma Teratoma Seminoma
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