Long-term survival after aggressive resection of pulmonary metastases among children and adolescents with osteosarcoma.

@article{Harting2006LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term survival after aggressive resection of pulmonary metastases among children and adolescents with osteosarcoma.},
  author={Matthew T Harting and Martin L. Blakely and Norman Jaffe and Charles S. Cox and Andrea A. Hayes-Jordan and Robert S Benjamin and Amanda K. Raymond and Richard J. Andrassy and Kevin Patrick Lally},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          194-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Although survival without resection of pulmonary metastases from osteosarcoma is unlikely, not all surgeons agree on an aggressive surgical approach. We have taken an approach to attempt surgical resection if at all feasible regardless of number of metastases and disease-free interval (DFI). This study presents information on long-term follow-up after this aggressive approach to resection. METHODS A single-institution retrospective cohort study of osteosarcoma patients younger than 21… CONTINUE READING
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