Adjunctive surgery after chemotherapy for nonseminomatous germ cell tumors: recommendations for patient selection.

@article{Toner1990AdjunctiveSA,
  title={Adjunctive surgery after chemotherapy for nonseminomatous germ cell tumors: recommendations for patient selection.},
  author={Guy C. Toner and David M. Panicek and Robert T. Heelan and Nancy L. Geller and Shiyng Yu Lin and Dean F Bajorin and Robert J Motzer and Howard I. Scher and Harry W. Herr and Michael J. Morse},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={1683-94}
}
One hundred eighty-five patients who underwent surgery within 6 months of completing chemotherapy were identified from 360 patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT) treated with Memorial Hospital front-line cisplatin- or carboplatin-based combination chemotherapy protocols between 1979 and 1988. Clinical, pathologic, and radiologic features were correlated with the pathologic findings at surgery. The size of a residual retroperitoneal mass, the degree of shrinkage that occurred… CONTINUE READING

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