Does resection of adrenal metastases from non-small cell lung cancer improve survival?

  title={Does resection of adrenal metastases from non-small cell lung cancer improve survival?},
  author={James D. Luketich and Michael E. Burt},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={62 6},
BACKGROUND Metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carries a dismal prognosis, which is minimally affected by chemotherapy. Solitary brain metastases from NSCLC have been resected with 5-year survivals of 10% to 30%. The objective of this study was to determine if resection of isolated adrenal metastases improves survival. METHODS Isolated adrenal metastases were found in 14 patients with NSCLC. Eight patients had resection after cis-platinum-based chemotherapy, and 6 received… CONTINUE READING


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