Aggressive thoracotomy for pulmonary metastatic osteogenic sarcoma in children and young adolescents.


During a 6-yr period, 57 children and young adults less than 21 yr of age underwent 111 thoracotomies for pulmonary metastatic osteogenic sarcoma. Follow-up after the initial thoracotomy averaged 36.8 no and ranged from 1 to 78 mo. Twenty-eight patients (49%) underwent more than one thoracotomy--the number of multiple thoracotomies averaged 2.9 and ranged… (More)


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