Immediate surgical rescue for mediastinal compression by giant metastatic lung tumor.

Abstract

Mediastinal compression by a large metastatic lung tumor is a life-threatening condition and needs immediate decompression. We performed palliative surgical rescue for 2 patients aged 42 and 30 years with these conditions, and were able to control their symptoms. Patients were free of symptoms soon after the operation. Palliative surgical rescue can relieve the symptoms immediately and improve the general condition dramatically. We think that surgical rescue is worthwhile, especially for younger patients.

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@article{Yamamoto2001ImmediateSR, title={Immediate surgical rescue for mediastinal compression by giant metastatic lung tumor.}, author={Kei Yamamoto and S Kosaba and Tetsuya Ikeda}, journal={The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi}, year={2001}, volume={49 8}, pages={519-21} }