Pattern of metastasis outside tumor-bearing segments in primary lung cancer: rationale for segmentectomy.


BACKGROUND Patterns of intrapulmonary metastasis, particularly metastasis outside tumor-bearing segments, were investigated in lung cancer patients to address the rationale for segmentectomy. METHODS In a consecutive series of patients who underwent resection of two or more pulmonary segments for primary lung cancer, intrapulmonary spread patterns, such… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.12.015


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