Lung metastases from colorectal cancer: surgical resection and prognostic factors.

  title={Lung metastases from colorectal cancer: surgical resection and prognostic factors.},
  author={Nuno Rama and Alexandre de Almeida Monteiro and Jo{\~a}o E Bernardo and Luis Eug{\'e}nio and Manuel de Jesus Antunes},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={35 3},
OBJECTIVE To analyse our experience with excision of lung metastases from colorectal carcinoma (CRC), and to evaluate clinically relevant prognostic factors, identifying the cluster of patients who would benefit from this procedure. METHODS Sixty-one patients, 42 men (69%), with primary CRC who underwent 94 curative resections of pulmonary metastases were retrospectively reviewed. Age was 30-80 years (mean 61.2+/-15). Population was analysed for age, sex, disease-free interval (DFI… CONTINUE READING
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