Does Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Metastases of Head and Neck Cancer Improve Survival?

  title={Does Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Metastases of Head and Neck Cancer Improve Survival?},
  author={Hauke Winter and Georgios Meimarakis and Gabriele Hoffmann and Manuela Hummel and Dominik Ruettinger and Astrid Zilbauer and Klaus Stelter and Fritz Spelsberg and PhD Karl-Walter Jauch and PhD Rudolph Hatz and PhD Florian L{\"o}he},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
The prognosis of patients with metastasized head and neck cancer is poor. Limited experience exists with the benefit of resection of lung metastases and systematic mediastinal and hilar lymph node dissection on survival of patients with head and neck carcinoma. Eighty patients undergoing metastasectomy for pulmonary metastases of primary head and neck cancer entered the study. Multivariate analysis was performed by Cox regression analysis. Survival differences between patients operated and… CONTINUE READING
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