Isolated lung perfusion for pulmonary metastases, a review and work in progress.

@article{Grootenboers2006IsolatedLP,
  title={Isolated lung perfusion for pulmonary metastases, a review and work in progress.},
  author={Marco J J H Grootenboers and Jos Heeren and Bart Pieter Van Putte and Jeroen M. H. Hendriks and Wim Jan P van Boven and Paul E Van Schil and F. M. N. H. Schramel},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={267-76}
}
Pulmonary metastasectomy is a widely accepted treatment for many patients with pulmonary metastases from various solid tumors. Nevertheless, 5-year survival is disappointing, with rates of 25-40%, and many patients develop recurrences. Isolated lung perfusion (ILuP) is a promising new technique to deliver high-dose chemotherapy to the lungs, while minimising systemic toxicities. This procedure is technically safe and feasible; however, clinical value and efficacy remain unclear. The aim of this… CONTINUE READING

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