Is limited resection appropriate for radiologically "solid" tumors in small lung cancers?

@article{Hattori2012IsLR,
  title={Is limited resection appropriate for radiologically "solid" tumors in small lung cancers?},
  author={Aritoshi Hattori and Kenji Suzuki and Takeshi Matsunaga and Mariko Fukui and Yoshitaka Kitamura and Yoshikazu Miyasaka and Yukio Tsushima and Kazuya Takamochi and Shiaki Oh},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={212-5}
}
BACKGROUND Small lung cancers showing a wide area of ground-grass opacity (GGO) on thin-section computed tomography (CT) are considered good candidates for limited surgical resection because of its minimally invasive nature. Conversely, the validity of limited resection for radiologically "solid" tumors is still controversial in small non-small cell lung carcinomas. METHODS Between 2008 and 2010, 680 consecutive patients underwent pulmonary resection for lung cancer. The findings obtained by… CONTINUE READING
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