Postoperative morbidity, mortality, and survival in lung cancer associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Kawasaki2002PostoperativeMM,
  title={Postoperative morbidity, mortality, and survival in lung cancer associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Hidenori Kawasaki and Kanji Nagai and Junji Yoshida and Mitsuyo Nishimura and Yutaka Nishiwaki},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2002},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although postoperative morbidity and mortality rates in patients with lung cancer have decreased with advances in perioperative management, those patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remain at a high risk of complication and death. The frequency of postoperative morbidity and mortality rates in patients with lung cancer who have IPF have seldom been reported, however. METHODS A retrospective study of 711 patients with lung cancer who had undergone surgical resection… CONTINUE READING

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