Stefan Sponholz

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BACKGROUND Systematic lymph node dissection is not routinely performed in patients undergoing pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) of colorectal cancer. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors for lymph node metastases (LNM) and to determine prognosticators for survival in colorectal cancer patients with pulmonary metastases. METHODS We retrospectively(More)
This article summarizes the interdisciplinary work, survival, prognostic factors, and prognostic groups for lung metastases from breast cancer and renal cell cancer. Furthermore, the prevalence of lymph node metastases and the importance of a systematic lymph node dissection in metastasectomy of breast cancer and renal cell cancer for a true R0 resection(More)
Resection of recurrent lung metastases from colorectal cancer is not completely investigated. We analyzed overall survival and prognosticators after metastasectomy. We retrospectively reviewed our database of 238 patients with lung metastases of colorectal cancer, undergoing metastasectomy with systematic lymph node dissection from 1999 to 2014. Lymph node(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the outcome of extended thymectomy including lung-sparing pleurectomy (extended surgery) in primary clinically advanced Masaoka-Koga stage IVa thymic malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirteen patients diagnosed with thymic malignancies at primary clinically Masaoka-Koga stage IVa were retrospectively analyzed between January(More)
Background Sternal infiltration of breast cancer (BC) is a rare but known phenomenon. Sternal resection for this cancer is not completely investigated. For this reason, the aim of this study was to examine long-term survival and prognosticators for prolonged survival of our patients after sternal resection. Also, morbidity and mortality were investigated.(More)
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