Bilateral primary bronchial carcinoma.


Three cases of bilateral primary bronchogenic carcinomas, one simultaneous and two consecutive, were encountered among 1033 patients treated for primary lung malignancies. Consecutive bilateral surgical resections were performed in two instances. The third case underwent irradiation therapy alone. The risk of developing a second primary bronchogenic carcinoma increases during survival time. Therefore, all patients successfully treated for lung cancer should have lifetime follow-up examinations.

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@article{Ovrum1981BilateralPB, title={Bilateral primary bronchial carcinoma.}, author={Eivind Ovrum and Eldar Normann and S Birkeland}, journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1981}, volume={15 3}, pages={311-4} }