Prognostic factors after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer and rationale for determining surgical indications: a retrospective analysis.

@article{Iida2013PrognosticFA,
  title={Prognostic factors after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer and rationale for determining surgical indications: a retrospective analysis.},
  author={Tomohiko Iida and Hiroaki Nomori and Mitsutoshi Shiba and Jun -Ichiro Nakajima and Sakae Okumura and Hirotoshi Horio and Haruhisa Matsuguma and Norihiko Ikeda and Ichiro Yoshino and Yuichi Ozeki and Keigo Takagi and Tomoyuki Goya and Masafumi Kawamura and Chikuma Hamada and Koichi Kobayashi},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={257 6},
  pages={1059-64}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify prognostic factors after pulmonary metastasectomy for colorectal cancer and propose the clinical application of them. Furthermore, we endeavored to provide a rationale for pulmonary metastasesectomy. BACKGROUND Several prognostic factors have been proposed, but clinical application of them remains unclear. Moreover, there is no theoretical evidence that pulmonary metastasectomy is indicated for colorectal cancer. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 1030… CONTINUE READING
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